The leader of Duke University’s work at the will not become the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

Dr. Rob Califf apparently took his name out of consideration a few weeks ago, according to a former FDA associate commissioner familiar with the process.
Califf authored the long-term medical research study based in Kannapolis and named for Research Campus founder David Murdock.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that the Obama administration has tapped Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, a physician and former New York City health commissioner with an interest in bioterrorism, to run the struggling FDA.