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Obama Selects Frieden as CDC Director

President Obama on Friday named Dr. Thomas Frieden as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .Frieden has served as New York City's health commissioner for the past seven years. In that time, he spearheaded a campaign to ban smoking in restaurants and bars, boosted the number of New Yorkers getting HIV tests and helped to distribute millions of free condoms. Frieden also worked for the CDC from 1990 to 2002 in part as a CDC Epidemiologic Intelligence Service Officer, where he investigated the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis .In a statement, the president acknowledged Frieden's work in emergency preparedness."Dr. 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. Dr. Frieden has been a leader in the fight for health care reform , and his expe...

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  1. Obama Selects Frieden as CDC Director

    President Obama on Friday named Dr. Thomas Frieden as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Frieden has served as New York City's health co...

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