Dr. Janet Woodcock is the Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research within the United States Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Woodcock has served the FDA as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Commissioner for Operations, and Chief Operating Officer. In these roles, she oversaw scientific and medical regulatory operations. Dr. Woodcock served as Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research from 1994 to 2005. She previously held other positions at the FDA including Director of the Office of Therapeutics Research and Review, and Acting Deputy Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Dr. Woodcock received her medical degree from the Fienberg School of Medicine from Northwestern University and completed further training and held teaching appointments at Pennsylvania State University and the University of California in San Francisco. She joined the FDA in 1986.