Stories tagged: "Rachel Levine"


(Screenshot)
Dr. Rachel Levine Sworn In as First Openly Transgender Four-Star Admiral

Levine now serves as the highest ranking official in the USPHS Commissioned Corps and is the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star admiral in the corps.

ShankerZoom
Pennsylvania Man Among Those Named to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Pennsylvania’s native Adrian Shanker was one of eight new appointees to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. 

Rachel Levine fist bumps Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., at the end of her confirmation hearing before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
Senate Confirms Levine, Who is Now the Nation’s Highest Ranking Transgender Official

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has become the first openly transgender person confirmed to a government position in the nation’s history.

Ciro Cinti died from the coronavirus. His daughter Nina Bocci also caught the virus. (Courtesy of Nina Bocci)
A Year in the Pandemic in Pennsylvania: Loss, Frustration, and Hope

The coronavirus pandemic arrived in Pennsylvania on March 6, 2020. A year later, the state has dealt with loss and frustration. With new vaccines, hope has returned.

Rachel Levine, nominated to be an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
US Sen. Rand Paul Criticized for Transphobic Question of Dr. Rachel Levine

Pennsylvania’s former Secretary of Health could be the first Senate-confirmed transgender official in the nation’s history.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at a news conference on July 21, 2020, in York, York County. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Biden Taps Levine to Be US Assistant Secretary of Health, First Openly Transgender Federal Official

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called Levine “a remarkable public servant with the knowledge and experience to help us contain this pandemic, and protect and improve the health and well-being of the American people.”

Penny Cracas, right, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Robert Dando, a school district nurse, at the Chester County Government Services Center, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in West Chester. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Pennsylvania Has the 5th Highest Number of Vaccine Doses, But Ranks 24th in Distribution. Why?

Pennsylvania health officials say there are several obstacles to distributing the coronavirus vaccines across the state. We take a look at what they are.