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    Georgia Life Sciences Community Welcomes CDC Director

    Welcoming Reception. Introduction of CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden. Moderated Q & A.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Cherie A. Richardson / 404-752-1917 / crichardson@msm.edu

    What:
    Welcoming Reception
    Introduction of CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden
    Moderated Q & A

    When:
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Where:
    Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    720 Westview Drive, SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495

    Who:

    • Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    • Eve J. Higginbotham, M.D., Dean and Senior Vice President, Morehouse School of Medicine
    • John E. Maupin Jr., D.D.S., President, Morehouse School of Medicine
    • Rhonda Medows, M.D., Commissioner, Georgia Department of Community Health
    • Elizabeth Ofili, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Morehouse School of Medicine
    • Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine
    • Eric Tomlinson, Ph.D., DSc., Chair, Georgia Bio; President and CEO of Altea Therapeutics
    • Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Bio and all of the member institutions of the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute

    Why:
    On June 8, 2009, Dr. Frieden became the 16th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). He was named director of CDC by the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services on May 15.

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    Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1975 as the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. In 1981 Morehouse School of Medicine became an independently chartered institution and the first minority medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century. MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians. Our faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, and are known in the community for exceptional, culturally appropriate patient care. For more information about Morehouse School of Medicine, visit us online at www.msm.edu.

    About BIO
    BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.

    About Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    The Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute is an inter-institutional magnet that concentrates basic, translational, and clinical investigators, community clinicians, professional societies, and industry collaborators in dynamic clinical and translational research projects. Emory has engaged two of its close academic partners in metropolitan Atlanta - Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology - to form the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI).