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Conversations with the Director: Dan Budnitz

Photo: Dan Budnitz, MD, MPHApril 17, 2014

CDC Director Tom Frieden's conversation with Dan Budnitz, MD, MPH (Capt, USPHS), director of the Medication Safety Program in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

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Conversations with the Director: Hajime Kamiya

May 13, 2014

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, and CDC EIS Fellow Hajime Kamiya, MD, MPH, share a conversation about public health in Japan.

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Conversations with the Director: Daniel Payne

Daniel Payne, CDC Director Tom FriedenNovember 21, 2013

Daniel Payne walked into the conference room with CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, ready to share stories and answer tough questions during a Conversation with the Director.

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Conversations with the Director: Phil Navin

Phil Navin and Dr. Tom Frieden September 5, 2013

I Feel Very Comfortable from an Organizational Perspective, That We’ve Put All the Right Pieces in Place

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Conversations with the Director: Arjun Srinivasan, MD

August 28, 2013

Antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are topics of great interest to CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH. So much so, these infections are on CDC’s list of Winnable Battles.

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Conversation with the Director: Thomas Clark, MD, MPH

Photo: Thomas Clark and Dr. Tom FriedenJuly 11, 2013

When Clark, began his preventive medicine residency at Oregon Health Sciences University, he had a startling realization—that epidemiology was fun—much more fun than when he learned about it in medical school.

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Conversations with the Director: Greta Massetti

May 30, 2013

Greta Massetti, PhD, chief, Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control talked with CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, about violence prevention on April 29 in a Conversation with the Director.

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Conversations with the Director: Althea Grant

 Althea Grant, PhD, MPH March 13, 2013

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, continued his new Conversations with the Director series by discussing sickle cell disease with Althea Grant, PhD, MPH, chief, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Division of Blood Disorders (DBD), NCBDDD, ONDIEH.

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Conversations with the Director: Kristin M Brusuelas

 Kristin M. Brusuelas, MPH February 28, 2013

Kristin M. Brusuelas, MPH, has spent more than half of her career traveling across the country and around the globe as a public health advisor for CDC.

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Conversations with the Director: Sam Notzon

Photo: Sam Notzon, PhD, with CDC director Tom FriedenFebruary 8, 2013

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, spoke with health statistician Sam Notzon, PhD, about the important role of registration and vital statistics in public health around the world.

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Conversations with the Director: Stephen Cochi

Dr Tom Frieden and Stephen CochiJanuary 31, 2013

What started out as a two-year stint as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the early 1980s, has turned into a long and rewarding career with the agency for Stephen Cochi, MD, MPH.

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Conversations with the Director: Tom Chiller

 Tom Chiller, MD, MPHTM January 10, 2013

Prevention is key in CDC’s 24/7 mission to support domestic and global partners in identifying public health problems and stopping them. And that is exactly what CDC’s fungal experts are doing in South Africa with a program to decrease and eventually stop the number of HIV patients who develop cryptococcal meningitis, a serious fungal disease of the brain and spinal column that can be fatal.

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Conversations with the Director: Ann Albright

 CDC Director Tom Frieden with Ann Albright December 20, 2012

“Diabetes is a disease where ignorance isn’t bliss,” Ann Albright, PhD, RD, emphasized to CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, during their Conversations with the Director talk. What is necessary, Albright explained, is engaging people who have diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes and actively involving them in their preventive care.

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Conversations with the Director: Stephanie Sansom

 Photo: Stephanie Sansom and CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden November 15, 2012

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, and Stephanie Sansom, PhD, MPP, MPH, lead of the Prevention Modeling and Economics team, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), share a strong interest and knowledge about programs and interventions to prevent HIV, and get high risk people tested and into care.

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Conversations with the Director: Patrick Lammie

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, and Patrick Lammie, PhDJuly 23, 2012

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, and Patrick Lammie, PhD, biologist in the Parasitic Disease Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health.

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Conversations with the Director: Kate Curtis

June 6, 2012

Kate Curtis, PhD, is the latest CDC staffer to sit down and chat with CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, in his monthly initiative, Conversations with the Director.

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Conversations with the Director: Michael Shaw

 Photo: Michael Shaw April 30, 2012

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH recently launched a new initiative called Conversations with the Director. The third participant was microbiologist Michael Shaw, PhD, associate director of Laboratory Science for the Influenza Division.

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Conversations with the Director: Umesh Parashar

 CDC Director Tom Frieden with Umesh ParasharMarch 1, 2012

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, kicked off his new Conversations with the Director series by discussing the rotavirus program with Umesh Parashar, who leads the Enteric Viruses Epidemiology Team within CDC’s National Center for Infectious and Respiratory Diseases.

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