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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2009
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Building 24 Groundbreaking


CDC will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Infectious Diseases Research Support Building.


  • Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, CDC and Administrator, ATSDR
  • George Chandler, Director, Buildings and Facilities
  • Phil S. Jacobs, CDC Foundation Board of Directors
  • Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, Former Director, CDC


Thursday, September 24, 2009, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329


For directions to CDC, please visit Parking is available in the Building 19 parking deck located on CDC Parkway. Media should arrive at the CDC Visitor’s Center by 1:00 p.m. Media must present photo ID for access. All visitors are required to be escorted by CDC staff.


This fall, CDC is beginning construction on a new research support facility that will house about 1,100 CDC public health professionals.  CDC anticipates completion of the new building in about two years, in the summer of 2011. The new research support facility is the final new facility scheduled for the Roybal campus under CDC's 2000–2009 Roybal campus master plan.

Special Note – reporters who wish to attend the groundbreaking ceremony must RSVP to Candice Burns in CDC's Division of Media Relations ( by COB on Wednesday, September 23, 2009.


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