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American University welcomes former HHS secretary Sylvia Burwell as president — 4 facts

Former HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell is Washington, D.C.-based American University's new president, effective June 1, 2017, according to Healthcare Finance.

Here are four facts:

1. Ms. Burwell will begin her role as the university's first female president.

2. She marks American University's 15 president.

3. She was the 22nd HHS secretary, taking on the position in 2014 through the end of former President Barack Obama's second term.

4. President Donald Trump selected Rep. Tom Price, MD, (R-Ga.), as the new HHS secretary. The American Medical Students Association, Physicians for a National Health Program and National Nurses United oppose Mr. Trump's pick, while the Americans Medical Association released a statement almost immediately following the news, voicing the association's approval.

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