Jan 27, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Richard E. Besser, MD, who formerly directed terrorism preparedness and emergency response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was named last week as the agency’s acting director.Besser replaces Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, who had led the agency since July 2002 and stepped down as President Barack Obama took office last week.Besser took the helm of the agency Jan 22, according to a brief notice on the CDC Web site. He had been director of the CDC Coordinatng Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response since August 29, 2005, according to Glen Nowak, CDC media relations director.”He started 2 hours before Hurricane Katrina hit,” Nowak said.Nowak said Besser was appointed acting CDC director by Charles Johnson, acting secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Former Sen. Tom Daschle has been nominated as HHS secretary but has not yet been confirmed.A pediatrician by training, Besser, 49, started his CDC career in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) in 1991, working on foodborne diseases, Nowak said.Besser served as an associate professor of pediatrics and director of the pediatrics residency program at the University of California, San Diego, from 1993 to 1998, according to the 2000 EIS directory.He later returned to the CDC and served as epidemiology section chief in the Respiratory Diseases Branch, acting chief of the Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch in the National Center for Infectious Diseases, and as medical director of a CDC campaign to promote appropriate antibiotic use in the community.He received a bachelor’s degree in economics at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., and earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, the CDC said.Besser has authored and co-authored more than 100 presentations, abstracts, book chapters, editorials, and other publications and has received many awards for his work in public health and his volunteer service, according to the CDC.Gerberding had led the CDC since Jul 3, 2002, when she was appointed by then-HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. Previously she had served as part of a four-member CDC interim leadership team, which had functioned for about 3 months following the resignation of former CDC Director Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan in March 2002.Gerberding’s CDC leadership began less than a year after the anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001 put bioterrorism high on the CDC’s agenda. Some major events during her tenure included increased federal spending for state and local public health preparedness, the campaign to vaccinate many frontline health workers against smallpox in 2003, the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and monkeypox outbreaks of the same year, a major CDC reorganization launched in 2004, and a growing focus on pandemic influenza preparedness in response to the spread of H5N1 avian influenza starting in 2004.See also: May 14, 2004, CIDRAP News story on CDC reorganizationhttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/bioprep/news/may1404cdc.htmlJul 3, 2002, CIDRAP News story on appointment of Julie Gerberdinghttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/bioprep/news/gerberding.html
The winger stated before the tournament that she would not partake in the customary trip to the White House should the U.S. win, prompting Trump to hit back by saying the USWNT should think about winning before any sort of celebration .Rapinoe, who said the president should have better things to do , helped the U.S. do just that, with the 34-year-old winger winning the Golden Boot and Golden Ball while emerging as the star of the tournament . The U.S. topped the Netherlands 2-0 in the finale to win the World Cup.MORE: Julie Foudy tells SN equal-pay fight about so much moreThe winger also stressed to FIFA president Gianni Infantino that she was looking for legitimate action when it comes to equal pay. She has been one of several USWNT regulars to criticize FIFA and U.S. Soccer for their treatment of players in the women’s game.Rapinoe addressed the crowd at the USWNT’s ticker-tape parade in New York soon after the World Cup victory, where she told onlookers to “love more, hate less” while joking that she was “too busy” to challenge Trump with a presidential run of her own. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democratic Party presidential candidate, has said that he would want Rapinoe, who plays for the Seattle Reign of NWSL, as his secretary of state if he is elected, but Rapinoe admitted that she is unsure if politics is something that she would pursue in her future.”I don’t know quite yet. We’re getting a lot bigger, of course. I don’t know if politics is where I want to be,” Rapinoe said Saturday. “I’ll always be very involved with politics in some way, but I think I might be too wild for politics at this point.” In addition to her criticisms of Trump, Rapinoe has been outspoken in advocating for gay rights and equal pay for the USWNT throughout her career.She moved into the national spotlight in 2016 when she kneeled for the national anthem prior to an NWSL match against the Chicago Red Stars. She was protesting was in solidarity with then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled prior to games to protest racial injustice and police brutality.Rapinoe has made 158 appearances for the USWNT since making her debut in 2006, scoring 50 goals, including six at this summer’s Women’s World Cup. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe says she is unsure of her future once she steps away from the game, but she believes she is “too wild” for politics.Rapinoe was an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump before, during and after the USWNT’s Women’s World Cup triumph in France this summer.
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport PLAY LIST 01:51Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport02:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS01:42No Christmas Mass at Notre Dame for first time in two centuries02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mbala picked up where he left off last season where he won the MVP award, and La Salle needed every bit of its Cameroonian import’s production down the stretch with Adamson mounting a spirited rally in the fourth quarter.“That was a bad win. we started strong but down the stretch, we committed lots of mistakes,” DLSU head coach Aldin Ayo told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“The problem was really our execution. The players thought the game was already over after the first half that’s why in the second half, in the fourth quarter our youth, our immaturity showed,” Ayo said.But Mbala, fresh off an impressive play with Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket, kept the Archers steady amid the Falcons’ run in the final frame. He scored seven timely points in the fourth quarter, including a contested drive that pushed his team’s lead back to 11, 79-68, with 4:36 remaining. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES La Salle big man Ben Mbala with an emphatic dunk against Adamson in his first game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion La Salle blew a big lead before holding off Adamson, 85-73, to remain undefeated in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Green Archers welcomed back Ben Mbala, who announced his return in style with a 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.ADVERTISEMENT “As expected, even you guys expected to see a game like this from Ben after his stint in the league he just played in,” Ayo said of his prized big man, who averaged 21.8 points and 9.3 rebounds for Cameroon in this year’s Afrobasket.Adamson trailed by as much as 24 points before pulling within seven points several times in the second half, the last instance was when Jerie Pingoy set up Papi Sarr for a gimme that made it, 75-68, with still 5:43 left.Sarr, who is still trying to regain his top form after suffering from a groin injury just before the season started, came away with 12 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Falcons, who dropped to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees Pradera continues to dominate PAL field