William Foege

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William H. Foege
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Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In office
PresidentJimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Preceded byDavid Sencer
Succeeded byJames Mason
Personal details
Born (1936-03-12) March 12, 1936 (age 84)
Decorah, Iowa[1]
Spouse(s)Paula Foege
ResidenceUnited States
EducationPacific Lutheran University (BA)
University of Washington (MD)
Harvard School of Public Health (MPH)

William Herbert Foege[2] M.D., M.P.H. (/ˈfɡi/;[3] born March 12, 1936) is an American epidemiologist. He is seen as the person responsible for "the eradication of smallpox in the late 1970s".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academy's highest honor". National Academy of Sciences. January 26, 2005. Retrieved September 26, 2009.
  2. The Crimson Staff (June 5, 1997). "Eleven granted honorary degrees". The Harvard Crimson.
  3. Hagen R (May 8, 2006). "Say how? A pronunciation guide to names of public figures". National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. Retrieved September 26, 2009.
  4. Paulson T (March 9, 2006). "Carter hails UW's shy hero Foege. New building named for health leader is dedicated". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved September 26, 2009.