Will Paul Farmer Join Team Obama?

Paul Farmer, a Harvard physician and co-founder of the international health organization Partners In Health, is reportedly mulling an offer from the Obama Administration to play a leading role in U.S. global health work. "Paul is very interested" in considering how a move on his part would affect Partners in Health and other players, said Elana Hayasaka, a spokesperson for Partners In Health, in an e-mail. Rumors are that the job involves overseeing all foreign health aid.

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