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Epidemiologist Named CDC Director

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Science  17 Jul 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5375, pp. 318
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5375.318a

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Jeffrey Koplan, an epidemiologist now working with a private company, has been chosen to head the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Donna Shalala, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, announced the choice 10 July at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta.