Division Announcements Fellows’ Corner

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, 2022 Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, spoke with infectious diseases professor William Powderly, MD, during Grand Rounds on March 3, 2022. MATT MILLER/WUSM

Rochelle Walensky, MD,MPH, was welcomed today at the Internal Medicine grand rounds to discuss the pandemic with William G. Powderly, MD, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Their conversation centered on domestic and global challenges facing public health officials as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and included questions posed by Dr. Powderly. Walensky, a Washington University alum, is the 2022 Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor in the Department of Medicine. Medoff, who died in 2019, was a beloved and visionary infectious diseases physician and former director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine. The visiting professorship was established last year to honor Medoff and bring noteworthy infectious diseases experts to the School of Medicine as part of the department’s Grand Rounds lectures. Last year’s Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor was Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A recording of this Grand Round featuring Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, is available at https://internalmedicine.wustl.edu/education/grand-rounds/

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, talks with Judith Medoff, PhD, the widow of Gerald Medoff.