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The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Welcomes Benedicte Callan

AUSTIN, Texas, August 20, 2009 – Benedicte Callan, the Head of the Biotechnology Unit for the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), is joining the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs research team as a Sid Richardson Fellow focusing on health policy and innovation and as a research affiliate of the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP).

“Benedicte Callan brings to CHASP a very unique perspective and extensive knowledge of innovation in health efforts in the OECD countries and will also conduct work on economic and environmental sustainability of bio-based products/processes,” said Interim Dean of the LBJ School Admiral Bobby R. Inman, U.S. Navy (Ret.) “Our expanding cluster of health policy researchers is rapidly increasing the School’s prominence in this field. We look forward to welcoming Benedicte into our community.”

Previously, Callan worked for 12 years at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) where she served as Principal Administrator of Health fo