[membership level=”0,4″][The content continues for paid members only.] Login or Subscribe [/membership][membership level=”1,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12″][membership] In early April, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) announced that former FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg has accepted a position as the foreign secretary of IOM. The part-time position, the announcement stated, will allow Hamburg to serve “as a senior adviser on international matters to the IOM president and council and as liaison to foreign academies of medicine and science.” Her term began in early April and will continue until June 2019. Hamburg has been involved with IOM since becoming a member in 1994, and previously served as the chair of IOM’s Board on Global Health between 2005 and 2009. Her father, David Hamburg, served as IOM president from 1975 to 1980.