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WASHINGTON: Frieden appointed CDC director

New York Times, May 18, 2009

President Barack Obama has appointed New York City Health Department Commissioner Thomas Frieden, MD, as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Frieden is an expert in preparedness and response to health emergencies, and has been at the forefront of the fight against heart disease, cancer and obesity, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and AIDS, and in the establishment of electronic health records.