Friday, January 29, 2010

CDC Leadership Change

 
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced
that Dr. William C. Reeves, head of the agency's CFS Research Program,
will be taking a new position within the agency effective Feb. 14, 2010
and that he will no longer lead the agency's CFS research. Dr.
Elizabeth Unger will serve as acting chief of the Chronic Viral
Diseases Branch, the unit within CDC that houses the CFS Research
Program. On Feb. 14, Dr. Reeves will begin an assignment as Senior
Advisor for Mental Health Surveillance in the Public Health
Surveillance Program Office within the CDC's Office of Surveillance,
Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services.

The CFIDS Association of America, other organizations and advocates
have vocally supported new program leadership to effect a more robust
research effort at CDC. This staffing change has the potential to
significantly advance CFS research beyond the agency's intramural
program and to seize scientific momentum generated by recent
discoveries. We are fully dedicated to making rapid progress in this
new era of collaboration and discovery in CFS research.

K. Kimberly McCleary
President & CEO
The CFIDS Association of America

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Break out that bottle of whatever you were saving for a momentous occasion, because this is it!

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