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U.S President-elect Joe Biden has named Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in a move that is set to make her the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond,” Biden said in a statement.

“She is a historic and deeply qualified choice to help lead our administration’s health efforts.”

Dr. Levine is a physician and professor of paediatrics and psychology at the Penn State College of Medicine. A graduate of Harvard and of Tulane Medical School, Levine is also the president of the Association of State and…

Source: Guardian Newspaper