We Were There

We Were There

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Welcome to 'We Were There'

“We Were There” is a lecture series featuring past and present CDC investigators – the original Disease Detectives – as they share their personal perspectives on historically important, CDC-led epidemiologic and laboratory investigations. This series will provide insight into the rich past of CDC and give the audience a chance to hear first-hand accounts from the responders.

For more as to how the “We Were There” series came to be – visit our About “We Were There” page.

The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) and Office of Science (OS) invite you to a special presentation of “We Were There” in honor of the late Sherif R. Zaki, MD, PhD.

Dr. Zaki was the founder and branch chief of CDC’s Infectious Disease Pathology Branch (IDPB). He joined CDC in 1988 and held several leadership positions in molecular and experimental pathology, lastly as IDPB chief. Dr. Zaki died unexpectedly last November.


“We Were There”
Honoring Sherif Zaki – the Science and the Man”
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
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Sherif R. Zaki, MD, PhD

Sherif R. Zaki, MD, PhD


CDC encourages participation by employees with disabilities. The meeting will be captioned via Web CARTexternal icon and a transcript will be provided after the meeting. Note: the Web CART interface is different due to a new captioning vendor. Questions about this can be sent to Meeting Accessibility Support.

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