Former Osler medical resident Rochelle Walensky, M.D. ’95, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, delivered the 19th annual Miller Lecture on on May 17.
Walensky, who assumed the top spot at the CDC in early 2021 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, had previously been chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she’d been on the front lines of testing and treating deadly diseases for decades. In her talk, Walensky discussed “Decision-making in the Time of Omicron.”
In other news, past Miller lecturer Katrina Armstrong, M.D. ’91, also a former Osler resident, assumed a new role as CEO of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, executive vice president for health and biomedical sciences, and dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine on March 1. Armstrong had previously served as chair of the Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital.