Soon after Axios scored the scoop, Twitter-savvy Gottlieb tweeted out a confirmation.
Gottlieb had spent about 10 years at NEA before he was appointed FDA commissioner, so this is a return trip for him. Axios reports that his role is expected to be more substantive this time around.
Gottlieb has also re-upped with the American Enterprise Institute as a resident scholar.
John Carroll at Endpoints News say that Gottlieb's star power " may well line him up with some of the bigger new players on the block"