Trump’s Rumored Top Pick For CDC Director Brings Clinical, Academic Experience; Some Question Past Views On HIV Prevention Strategies

Washington Post: Top candidate to lead CDC is an HIV/AIDS researcher
“The top candidate to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a longtime AIDS researcher who is well-respected for his clinical work but once took controversial positions on HIV testing. He has no apparent experience running a governmental public-health agency. Robert Redfield, a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has emerged as the leading candidate to be CDC director, according to several public health sources…” (Sun/Crites, 3/16).

Becker’s Hospital Review: 7 things to know about the HIV/AIDS expert who could be next CDC chief
“AIDS researcher Robert Redfield, MD, has surfaced as the White House’s favored pick to lead the CDC. Here are seven things to know about Dr. Redfield…” (Gooch, 3/19).

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