Breaking: Obama’s Point Man On AIDS Steps Down

Jeff Crowley, the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, has announced he will be leaving his post at the end of December.

“After developing and releasing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States and spending a year and a half on implementation, now is an appropriate time for me to move on to the next phase of my life,” wrote Crowley in an email to colleagues.

He was appointed by President Obama in February 2009 and was tasked with developing the nation’s first national AIDS strategy. (He also serves as the Senior Advisor on Disability Policy at the White House.) Previously Crowley was a health-policy researcher at Georgetown University and the deputy director of The National Association of People with AIDS.

No names have been floated for his potential replacement.