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Institute director and former CDC director discuss future of public health

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More than 200 students, faculty and community partners recently gathered in Graham Chapel on WashU’s Danforth Campus to hear former CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky, MD, and the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, William G. Powderly, MD, discuss critical public health issues. It was a rare for the public to hear from two stalwart public health leaders. The two former colleagues also discussed what students in public health need to know and suggestions for our university and our nation in addressing public health in the future.

The April 11 discussion was presented in service of Public Health at WashU and supported by the Institute for Public Health and Arts & Sciences.

A 1991 WashU alumnae, Walensky was later presented the Distinguished Alumni Award from Arts & Sciences.