Dr. Julie Gerberding adheres to the reported request of the incoming Obama Administration and resigns as Director of the CDC.
Wired PR News.com – Dr. Julie Gerberding, who has served as Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2002, has resigned from the post despite rumors that she might possibly remain on to work with the incoming Obama Administration. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Gerberding’s legacy will be a mixed one.
Serving as the first female to hold the top position in the CDC, Gerberding is regarded for among other things, her achievements in helping to combat bioterrorism and her effective communication skills. However, she has also received disapproval from some who objected to her close association with Bush policies.
A spokesperson for the CDC, Glen Nowak is quoted as releasing the statement, “As part of the transition process, the Administration requested resignation letters from a number of senior-level officials, including Dr. Julie Gerberding. This week, the Administration accepted Dr. Gerberding’s resignation, effective January 20.”
No permanent replacement for Gerberding had been named at the time of the report.