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AIDS Researcher Named CDC Chief

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Science  12 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5579, pp. 173-174
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5579.173a

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Julie Gerberding, an infectious-disease researcher who rose to public prominence last fall as a spokesperson for the U.S. government's response to the anthrax crisis, has been named director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Gerberding, 46, was promoted to her new job from acting deputy director for science.