The video from the July 12 special presentation of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Seven Decades of Firsts with Seven CDC Directors,” is now available at http://www.cdc.gov/
As we celebrate CDC's 70th anniversary this year, we are taking a look back at the events of the last seven decades that have helped CDC become the world's leading public health agency. In order to recognize some of the accomplishments that have occurred at CDC over the past 70 years, former CDC Directors William H. Foege, MD, MPH; James O. Mason, MD, Dr.PH; William L. Roper, MD, MPH; David Satcher, MD, PhD; Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH; and Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH joined current director Dr. Tom Frieden for this special Grand Rounds presentation.
This is a rare opportunity to hear these esteemed public health professionals share personal experiences from their tenure at CDC. They discussed challenges that CDC has faced as well as the great accomplishments that took place during their leadership.
This presentation explores both the rich history of CDC and its future.