Carol J. Baker, MD, FIDSA, has been appointed chair of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Baker previously served as a member of the committee. Her appointment is effective immediately and continues through June 2010. Dr. Baker is a professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and is the executive director of Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research. An IDSA past president, she is also chair of IDSA’s special Lyme disease review panel.Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Global Health at the University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions. He has served as director of the Center for Emerging Diseases at the University of Iowa College of Public Health for the past eight years. Dr. Gray serves on the IDSA National and Global Public Health Committee.
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