Stephen Sundlof has announced that he will be leaving his post as head of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. He will be going to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for a two-year assignment, according to a letter released on Monday by FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and Deputy Commissioner for Foods Michael Taylor.
On May 10, Sundlof will initiate a new training and development program in regulatory science in conjunction with the University of Minnesota and the Ohio State University. He will develop a curriculum for certification and master's degrees designed especially for government employees. However, Sundlof also will continue to be available to the FDA Foods Program as a senior adviser.
Michael Landa, who has been deputy director for regulatory affairs at CFSAN since 2004, has agreed to serve as acting director of CFSAN. Roberta Wagner, who has been director of CFSAN's Office of Compliance since 2008, and Donald Kraemer, who has served as deputy director of CFSAN's Office of Food Safety since 2007, will be CFSAN's acting deputy directors.