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Medical Research Gets Lift With NIH Veteran as New HHS Attorney (1)

March 22, 2021, 7:17 PMUpdated: March 22, 2021, 8:39 PM

Fighting undue foreign influence and other legal issues related to medical research could gain more traction under the Biden administration with the appointment of a veteran NIH attorney to a high post in the health department’s legal team.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced a series of administration posts Monday, including Barbara McGarey as deputy general counsel. McGarey returns to federal service after retiring in 2018, with a career that spanned 38 years in government including three decades at the National Institutes of Health. She spent 17 years as the agency’s top legal adviser, but she’s also ...