Rear Admiral Sandra L. Kweder graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and attended the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health in Chapel Hill. She was commissioned in the U.S. Public Health Service in 1980 upon entering the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS). She was awarded her M.D. in 1984, along with the Surgeon General’s Award for Outstanding PHS Graduate. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she also was the Chief Resident. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In 1988 RADM Kweder joined the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as a medical reviewer in the Division of Antiviral Drugs, to address the growing field of HIV drug development. She has since held a number of positions, including leadership of the Division of Postmarketing Surveillance & Epidemiology and the Office of Antimicrobial Products and spent two years on sabbatical at Brown University as a clinical fellow in Obstetric and Consultative Medicine. She has been Deputy Director, Office of New Drugs (OND) in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) since 2002.