7 Decades of Firsts – With 7 CDC Directors

Content From: Nickolas DeLuca, PhD, Acting Associate Director of Communication Science, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionPublished: July 11, 20161 min read


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) turns 70 this year. On July 12 at 11:00 am (EDT) CDC’s Grand Rounds “Seven Decades of Firsts – With Seven CDC Directors” webcast will look at the events of those 70 years that have helped CDC become the world’s leading public health agency.

Former CDC Directors Dr. William H. Foege, Dr. James O. Mason, Dr. William L. Roper, Dr. David Satcher, Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan, and Dr. Julie Gerberding will join current director Dr. Tom Frieden for this special live webcast. 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.

The live webcast will be available via the webcast links section of the Grand Rounds website. Audience members will be able to ask questions both live and in advance via email.

For more webinars of interest to the HIV, hepatitis and public health communities visit the HIV.gov webinars page. For more about the history of CDC, visit CDC Museum. For more on the history of AIDS, visit the HIV.gov timeline.