New CDC Interim Director is Named

January 26, 2009

CNN is reporting that Department of  Health and Human Services (HHS)' acting secretary Charles E. Johnson has appointed Dr. Richard Besser as interim director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). William Gimson, who was named interim CDC director on Jan. 20 when former director Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, resigned, will return to his position as the CDC's chief operating officer. To read the rest of this news item from CNN, CLICK HERE.