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CDC Director Gerberding To Speak, Sept. 16

Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will speak on, "Achieving Energy Balance: Aspiration...Inspiration... Motivation...Implementation!," on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The lecture is part of the NCI Director's Seminar Series. Gerberding will talk about how CDC is working on many levels across various disciplines to reverse the disturbing trends in the nation's obesity epidemic. She will also discuss CDC's new research initiatives and the need for increased collaboration among government agencies, industry and other partners.

Dr. Julie Gerberding
Gerberding, an infectious disease expert, became CDC director and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry on July 3, 2002, and is the first woman to hold that position. She joined CDC in 1998 as director of the Hospital Infections Program, now known as the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, and then became acting deputy director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, where she played a major role in leading CDC's response to the anthrax bioterrorism events of 2001.

In her pre-CDC career, Gerberding practiced and taught in the field of infectious diseases at San Francisco General Hospital, at the University of California at San Francisco and at Emory University.

She has been a consultant to NIH, the American Medical Association, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National AIDS Commission, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the World Health Organization.

Gerberding serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine, is an associate editor of the American Journal of Medicine and serves as a peer-reviewer for numerous internal medicine, infectious diseases and epidemiology journals.

Gerberding's lecture will also be webcast at Sign language interpretation will be provided. For more information, or for reasonable accommodation, contact Karen Davison at (301) 348-1606 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.

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