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2014-04-30 12:30:32

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) honored Dr. Julie L Gerberding, president of Merck Vaccines, with the global advocacy organization's Women's Global Leadership Award. The award was presented today at the AJC Women's Leadership Spring Luncheon, held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82459 "Dr. Gerberding is a true champion of global health," said AJC President Stanley M. Bergman,...

2013-09-11 23:24:54

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) have announced the selection of Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH, FACPM, as the new Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM), and international peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Elsevier, Inc. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and...

2011-09-28 10:13:37

Closer ties between academic medicine and public health will better serve patients and the profession, says American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement If future physicians are to best serve the changing health needs of patients and their communities, medical education must put greater emphasis on public health and prevention, experts say in a supplement to October's American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). The supplement, including more than 30 research papers and...

2010-08-23 07:40:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta Clinical Care, a specialty infectious disease practice, today announced the appointment of Matthew J. McCall, M.D., as a full time associate. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100823/HS53501 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100823/HS53501 ) Dr. McCall joins the practice following completion of a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Alabama. "Dr. McCall is an outstanding physician graduate of the...

2009-06-08 15:44:00

ATLANTA, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., today became the 16th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). He was named director of CDC by the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services on May 15. Dr. Frieden, 48, has been the director of the New York City (NYC) Health Department since 2002. He is an infectious disease expert and has...

2009-01-23 14:05:59

On Thursday, Dr. Richard Besser was named acting director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He replaced Dr. Julie Gerberding, the high-profile CDC head who announced her resignation quietly last week.  "This designation will be effective until a permanent CDC director is appointed and enters on duty," the Health and Human Services department said in a statement. Besser has been director of the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response,...

2009-01-12 08:30:00

Her watch over health issues in America has come to an end. Dr. Julie Gerberding has resigned as director of the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and will be replaced on an interim basis by a deputy as of Jan. 20, the day President-elect Barack Obama is inaugurated. Gerberding, 53, was named CDC Director in July 2002. She was a relative newcomer to the agency; she had been an infectious diseases specialist at the University of California at San Francisco, and...

2009-01-10 14:35:46

Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, says she is leaving her post to make way for President-elect Barack Obama's team. Gerberding and other senior CDC leaders are submitting their resignations effective Jan. 20, the day Obama is sworn into office, CNN reported Saturday. CDC employees were notified of the resignations by e-mail Friday evening. William H. Gimson III, the CDC's chief operating officer, is to act as interim head of the agency until Obama names a new...

2008-12-20 09:15:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday that a common strain of influenza in the U.S. this winter is resistant to Tamiflu. In a special advisory to doctors, the agency reported that 49 out of 50 samples tested resist the drug.  Fortunately, they can still be treated with other flu medications. The situation poses little threat, since Tamiflu is only used in a minority of influenza cases, the CDC said. "It is still very early in the season. There is very little...

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