CDC Director Speaks at UVA Medical Center Hour

November 1, 2022 by

Rochelle Walensky

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discussed this winter’s COVID-19 forecast on October 26 during Medical Center Hour at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

During her free Zoom presentation, Walensky discussed the importance of an action-oriented public health response, including the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic and how the CDC is preparing for future public health threats. Using examples from the COVID-19 pandemic, Walensky described how the CDC is using epidemiology and data to guide policy and prevent significant illnesses, minimize the burden on health systems and protect the most vulnerable members of society.

Medical Center Hour is the School of Medicine’s weekly public forum on medicine and society, presented by the Center for Health Humanities and Ethics. Walensky’s online presentation is the UVA School of Medicine’s 2022 Hayden-Farr Lecture in Virology and Epidemiology, co-sponsored by the UVA Department of Medicine.

A recording of Walensky’s presentation is available through Medical Center Hour’s YouTube channel  or

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