From the In Vivo Blog, Announcement Timing Provides Clues:
“Comments out of the White House that an announcement is imminent on President Obama’s choice for FDA commissioner indicate the pick is someone who has already been thoroughly vetted.
“Duke cardiologist Robert Califf and Baltimore Health Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein have been formally interviewed for the job by HHS Secretary-designate Tom Daschle and would appear to be the two most serious names to make the final cut (“The Pink Sheet,” January 19, 2009, p. 3). . . .”