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CDC Chief to Speak at Morehouse College's Public Health Conference

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chief to give Keynote Address at

17th Annual Public Health Awareness Conference

ATLANTA--March 22, 2007 Ė For 17 years, the Public Health Sciences Institute at Morehouse College has been bringing together some of the foremost international and national experts in the field of public health. The two-day conference features lectures, workshops, seminars and other activities that provide opportunities for students to share their research and learn about new and innovative advances in science.

This year satudents at Morehouse and the Atlanta University Center will hear from the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Julie Louise Gerberding. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been a long-time supporter of the Public Health Sciences Institute at Morehouse. This is the first time that Gerberding has addressed the group. She plans to talk about Global Health Protection in the 21st Century.

WHO: Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, MPH
Director, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 2007
11:00a.m. Ė Noon

WHERE: Morehouse College, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
(on the campus of Morehouse College)

Gerberding has been the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry since 2002.

Before joining the CDC as Director and ATSDR Administrator, Gerberding was Acting Deputy Director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, where she played a major role in leading CDCís response to the anthrax bioterrorism events of 2001. She joined CDC in 1998 as Director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, where she developed CDCís patient safety initiatives and other programs to prevent infections, antimicrobial resistance, and medical errors in healthcare settings. Prior to coming to CDC, Gerberding was a University of California at San Francisco faculty member and directed the Prevention Epicenter, a multidisciplinary research, training, and clinical service program that focused on preventing infections in patients and their healthcare providers. Gerberding is a Clinical Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at Emory University and an Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at UCSF.

Currently programs of the Institute are supported by a five-year cooperative agreement award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Public Health Services, in Atlanta, Georgia. The cooperative agreement was promulgated to address the need to increase the knowledge and skills of minority students in epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational safety & health.

Posted by at March 26, 2007 06:47 PM

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