UW SMPH to Welcome CDC Director to Campus


Members of the UW–Madison campus community and the public are invited to a talk on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. by Robert R. Redfield, MD, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The title of Dr. Redfield’s talk is “CDC’s Strategic Priorities: A Bold Promise to the Nation.”

Dr. Redfield will speak about current issues of importance at the CDC, including the opioid epidemic and drug overdose deaths, the recent outbreak of lung injuries associated with vaping, youth tobacco use, initiatives to combat HIV/AIDS, as well as  vaccination and  immunization rates. Additionally, Dr. Redfield will discuss opportunities within the CDC for those wishing to explore careers in public health.

The event will take place in room 1306 Health Sciences Learning Center at 750 Highland Avenue.

RSVP for this event.