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Leadership Announcement from the CDC

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Richardson will be joining the NCBDDD/Division of Blood Disorders as the Division Director on April 8, 2013.

Dr. Lisa C. Richardson is a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Richardson most recently served as the Associate Director of Science in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.  She oversaw the research and scientific content of the Division's programs and products including the only organized screening program for low-income uninsured women in the United States, the National Breast and Cervical Cancer and Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). The Division also administers the National Program of Cancer Registries, which, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program, covers 100% of the U.S. population for cancer incidence. Her previous research has focused on access to cancer care, systems of care, health-related quality of life, health disparities and racial discrimination in cancer screening and treatment patterns of care.

Dr. Richardson received her medical degree and Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master in Public Health (epidemiology) from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. She completed her internal medicine residency and hematology/medical oncology fellowship at the University of Florida, School of Medicine. She continues to provide clinical services to patients at the Atlanta Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Dr. Richardson is board certified in hematology/oncology, a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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