Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn is joining Flagship Pioneering, the venture capital firm that launched Moderna, as chief medical officer to lead its preemptive medicine and health security initiative. 

Hahn served as the FDA chief during the Trump administration from 2019 to 2021, and oversaw COVID and non-COVID regulatory affairs, including therapeutics and vaccine development, devices, diagnostics and clinical trials. 

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Hahn, in December, oversaw the FDA’s emergency use authorization of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. 

Flagship Pioneering CEO and founder Noubar Afeyan, in announcing Hahn’s role, said the pandemic "brought into stark focus how important it is to bring increased attention and investment to our health security globally, and to preemptive medicine more broadly." 

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