CDC names new Global AIDS division director

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Shannon HaderAn infectious diseases physician and pediatrician with experience in both U.S. and global HIV responses will lead the Division of Global HIV/AIDS at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She will assume the post opened when Dr. Deborah Birx left in early April to head the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Hader began her career at the CDC as a HIV/AIDS Prevention Division epidemic intelligence officer in 1999, according to a release from the agency today. She has since served as a CDC Country Director in Zimbabwe, as a scientific advisor to PEPFAR, and at the District of Columbia Department of Health, directing HIV, hepatitis, sexually transmitted disease, and tuberculosis responses there. Most recently she has served as Vice President and Director for the Center for Health Systems and Solutions at the Futures Group, an international development firm.

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