CDC Director Frieden Reflects On Time At Agency Before Resigning On January 20

Medscape: CDC’s Tom Frieden, MD, Looks Back on the Work of Saving Lives
“In a changing of the federal guard, Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, intends to submit his resignation as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in on January 20. Appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, the 56-year-old Dr. Frieden has headed the CDC longer than any of his predecessors except for the late David Sencer, MD, who served from 1966 to 1977. … Looking at his tenure as CDC director, Dr. Frieden said the agency … help[ed] Americans to be safer and healthier. The CDC did so not only by putting out infectious disease fires such as Ebola but also by quietly strengthening the infrastructure of public health both here and abroad…” (Lowes, 1/6).

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