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Special Presentation: Seven Decades of Firsts with Seven CDC Directors

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. EDT

As we celebrate CDC’s 70th anniversary this year, we are taking a look back at the events of the last seven decades that have helped CDC become the world’s leading public health agency. In order to recognize some of the accomplishments that have occurred at CDC over the past 70 years, former CDC Directors William H. Foege, MD, MPH; James O. Mason, MD, Dr.PH; William L. Roper, MD, MPH; David Satcher, MD, PhD; Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH; and Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH will join current director Dr. Tom Frieden for this special Grand Rounds presentation.

This is a rare opportunity to hear these esteemed public health professionals share personal experiences from their tenure at CDC. They will discuss challenges that CDC has faced as well as the great accomplishments that took place during their leadership.

This special event will explore both the rich history of CDC and its future.


MMWR Remembers Former Directors

William H. Foege, MD, MPH – CDC Director 1977-1983 (read more…)

James O. Mason, MD, Dr.PH – CDC Director 1983-1989 (read more…)

William L. Roper, MD, MPH – CDC Director 1990-1993 (read more…)

David Satcher, MD, PhD – CDC Director 1993-1998 (read more…)

Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH – CDC Director 1998-2002 (read more…)

Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH – CDC Director 2002-2008 (read more…)

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