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Biography: Rodney Wallace, B.S.

Acting Director of the Division of Diagnostics and Medical Devices
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Mr. Wallace holds the position of Acting Director of the Diagnostics and Medical Devices (DMD) division within the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). BARDA is part of the office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Wallace joined BARDA in 2009 as part of the then forming diagnostics function within the CBRN division. The DMD division was created in 2013 and funds development of diagnostic systems and medical devices for use in treatment of casualties from pandemic Influenza, radiation/nuclear threats, biological agent threats, and chemical agent threats.

Prior to joining BARDA, Mr. Wallace held executive positions with clinical diagnostics and microarray platform companies, which include Digene (Qiagen) and NimbleGen Systems (Roche). Other diagnostics industry experience includes approximately 10 years with the diagnostics division of Abbott Laboratories developing large clinical diagnostics systems. Additionally, Mr. Wallace has extensive experience developing electro-optical equipment for industrial, transportation, aviation, and military applications. Mr. Wallace holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

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  • This page last reviewed: September 01, 2017