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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 10:37 PM

I just saw Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Rachel ... Joe picked a good one ... she is very impressive.

I want to thank all you DUer who voted for and supported Joe and the K-Bomb. Joe had her working from
day one. Jan. 20, 2021

Dr. Rochelle Walensky is the head of the CDC.

from wiki

Early life and education

Walensky was born Rochelle Paula Bersoff, to Edward Bersoff, and Carol Bersoff-Bernstein[3] She was raised in Maryland.[4]

In 1991, Walensky received a BA in biochemistry and molecular biology from Washington University in St. Louis. In 1995, she received an MD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. From 1995 to 1998, she trained in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Walensky then became a fellow in the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. In 2001, she earned an MPH in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health.[5]
Academic career

Walensky had been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School since 2001, first as an instructor, then as a professor.[6] Walensky served as chief of the division of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2017-2020 and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School from 2012-2020. She served on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and conducted research on vaccine delivery and strategies to reach underserved communities. Walensky has worked to improve HIV screening and care in South Africa, led health policy initiatives, and researched clinical trial design and evaluation in a variety of settings.[7]

Walensky was Chair of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health from 2014 to 2015 and has served as a member of the US Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents since 2011.[8] She serves on the board of directors of Mass General Brigham.[9] She has been co-director of the Medical Practice Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2011.[8]

In a paper published in Health Affairs in November 2020, Walensky and her co-authors showed that the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine will be strongly affected by:

The speed that the vaccine is produced and administered. Some of the potential vaccines have logistical challenges including the need for ultra-cold storage, or requiring two doses.
The willingness of people to be vaccinated.
The pandemic's severity when the vaccine is introduced.[10]

CDC Director
The Biden transition announced Walensky's presumptive appointment as CDC director on December 7, 2020.[11] Doctors and public health experts widely praised the choice.[12] As the position of director of the CDC does not require Senate confirmation to take office,[13] Walensky's tenure at the CDC began on January 20, 2021.

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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 10:41 PM

1. Competence and caring. So refreshing.

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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 01:02 AM

2. Wow!

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