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GEORGIA: Openly Gay CDC Director Leaving after 7 Years at Helm of HIV/AIDS Division


GA Voice (Atlanta) External Web Site Policy, (11.16.2012)

Dr. Kevin Fenton announced in a letter to colleagues on November 16 that he is leaving his position as the Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Fenton states in his letter, “During my tenure as Director of NCHHSTP, it has been my honor and privilege to take part in the process through which voices of the community and the country’s top professionals at all levels inform CDC’s programmatic decisions.” He wrote, “We have worked together on disease-specific initiatives while moving forward more holistic and integrated approaches to address the overlapping epidemics of HIV, STD, hepatitis, and TB.” Dr. Fenton will leave CDC by the end of 2012 and return to his home country, the United Kingdom, to take a position with Public Health England (PHE) as Director for Health Improvement and Population Health, beginning in April 2013. Dr. Fenton has served seven years as the Director of NCHHSTP.


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