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For Immediate Release: November 07, 2008
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
Statement from CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding on The Death of AMA Past President and Former Director of CDC's Office on Smoking and Health
Dr. Ronald M. Davis
Our world has lost a true 'health hero' and a 'champion for disease prevention' with the passing of Dr. Davis after his valiant battle against cancer. His long and distinguished career in public health, particularly his work as an anti-tobacco advocate, no doubt resulted in countless lives being saved from the dangers associated with tobacco use. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire medical community as we all grieve the loss of an extraordinary man.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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