Mandy Cohen, MD, has been selected by the Biden Administration to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as its next director. Cohen, who lead North Carolina’s response to COVID-19, will take the helm in early July, according to the White House. She is succeeding the current director, Rochelle Walensky.
According to Walensky, “Her unique experience and accomplished tenure in North Carolina — along with her other career contributions — make her perfectly suited to lead CDC as it moves forward by building on the lessons learned from COVID-19 to create an organization poised to meet public health challenges of the future”
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(Source: The Washington Post, June 16th, 2023)