President Trump Friday nominated as assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services Brett Giroir, M.D., president and CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte and an adjunct professor of pediatrics, tropical medicine and medical ethics and health policy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Giroir previously served as executive vice president and CEO at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. In addition, the president nominated as HHS assistant secretary for mental health and substance use Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., chief medical officer for the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals and a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. McCance-Katz previously served as the first chief medical officer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.