Dr. Julie Gerberding-the director The Centers for Disease Control, who stuck it to kids for the last fifteen or so years has according to government emails, resigned-good ridden to bad rubbish!!!
By MIKE STOBBE – 3 days ago
ATLANTA (AP) — The woman who led the nation's public health agency in a post-Sept. 11 world of bio terrorist fears is out, her resignation announced in a Friday night e-mail to employees.
Dr. Julie Gerberding has resigned as director of the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and will be replaced on an interim basis by a deputy as of Jan. 20, the day President-elect Barack Obama is inaugurated.
The e-mail obtained by The Associated Press that discloses the news was sent Friday night to employees of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the umbrella agency over CDC.
Although an HHS housecleaning has been expected with the new administration, Gerberding's fate was somewhat unclear. The first woman to head the agency, Gerberding led the CDC through a post-Sept. 11 world of bio terrorist fears and was considered an effective communicator with legislators and the public.
In a November e-mail to staff, Gerberding said she expected she might be leaving her job after the Bush administration left office. But colleagues said she quietly had held out hope she would be allowed to stay on in the job.
Speculation that she might remain was fueled by Obama's selection of Tom Daschle to as HHS Secretary. Daschle, the former Senate Democratic leader, is from South Dakota — like Gerberding. Last month, she issued a statement to the press praising Daschle and his "tradition of finding practical solutions to very tough problems."
But Friday's e-mail confirms she will indeed be leaving office, a CDC spokesman said.
"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," CDC spokesman Glen Nowak said in a prepared statement.............................