• Robert Redfield tapped as CDC director, but people haven't forgotten his controversial background

    3 monthes ago - By MedCity News

    After former CDC director Brenda Fitzgerald resigned earlier this year, Dr. Robert Redfield was chosen for the position on March 21. But his appointment is marred by reports about his controversial research background.
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  • AIDS Researcher Robert Redfield Is the New CDC Director. Here's Why the Pick Is Controversial

    AIDS Researcher Robert Redfield Is the New CDC Director. Here's Why the Pick Is Controversial

    3 monthes ago - By Time

    The Trump administration has tapped HIV researcher Dr. Robert Redfield to be the new leader of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
    Redfield will be replacing Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who stepped down from CDC director after Politico reported that she had bought shares in a tobacco company after accepting the position. Redfield will not require Senate confirmation.
    However, reactions to his selection have been mixed.
    Before joining the CDC, Redfield was a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the co-founder of the university's Institute of Human...
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  • Trump's Pick For CDC Director Is Experienced But Controversial

    3 monthes ago - By The Atlantic

    In the first year of his administration, Donald Trump has repeatedly filled important scientific positions with candidates who seem to be either unqualified for the roles or diametrically opposed to the very purpose of those roles. Scott Pruitt was chosen to lead the Environmental Protection Agency after having repeatedly sued it. Rick Perry became Secretary of Energy, heading a department that he formerly wanted to eliminate and that he couldn't remember the name of. Sam Clovis, a now-withdrawn nominee for chief scientist at the United States Department of Agriculture, had no scientific...
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