Gerberding named to head CDC.Dr. Julie Gerberding has been appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), agency of the U.S. Public Health Service since 1973, with headquarters in Atlanta; it was established in 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center. (CDC See Control Data, century date change and Back Orifice.
CDC - Control Data Corporation ). Gerberding replaces Dr. Jeffrey Koplon who stepped down from the post in March.
At the time of her the appointment, Gerberding was serving as acting deputy director of CDC. Prior to that, she served as director of the CDC's Hospital Infections Program and as acting director of the National Center for Infectious Disease Infectious disease
A pathological condition spread among biological species. Infectious diseases, although varied in their effects, are always associated with viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites and aberrant proteins known as prions. .
Gerberding was appointed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Noun 1. Secretary of Health and Human Services - the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Health and Human Services; "the first Secretary of Health and Human Services was Patricia Roberts Harris who was appointed by Carter" Tommy Thompson, who praised her leadership during the anthrax mailings last fall as "incisive" and dedicated as the US "enters a whole new era of medical research and practice."
In the ceremony at CDC's Atlanta headquarters, Gerberding stressed that she was going to focus on many more things than bioterrorism. Our agenda is also about 'protection from motor vehicle accidents motor vehicle accident Public health A morbid condition that kills 45,000/yr–US; 60% are < age 35; MVAs account for 500,000 hospitalizations and most 20,000 spinal cord injuries, at a cost of $75 billion/yr , residential fires and other forms of accidental injury at home and the workplace," she said. "Safer, healthier people. That's what it's about."