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Trump Administration Considers University Of Maryland HIV/AIDS Expert Robert Redfield To Head CDC

The Hill: HIV/AIDS expert expected as Trump’s next pick to head CDC: report
“Robert Redfield, an HIV/AIDS expert at the University of Maryland Medical Center, is seen as the White House’s favored candidate to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to POLITICO…” (Sanchez, 3/17).

New York Times: AIDS Researcher Top Candidate to Lead the CDC
“…A formal announcement about the candidate, Dr. Robert R. Redfield, could come as early as Tuesday, once the vetting has been finished, said an administration official with knowledge of the appointment, who was not authorized to speak publicly…” (Kaplan, 3/17).

POLITICO: Exclusive: AIDS researcher favored to be next CDC chief
“…Redfield emerged this week as the favored choice to replace former CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, who resigned in late January after POLITICO reported she had traded tobacco, drug, and food stocks while heading the public health agency. … [T]he administration is carefully vetting Redfield after Fitzgerald’s complex financial conflicts forced her recusal from agency priorities, such as the opioids crisis and cancer, during her seven months on the job…” (Diamond/Ehley, 3/16).

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