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September 6, 2003

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Dr. Richard Jackson is the newly-appointed senior advisor to Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control. He was most recently director of the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health, where he led the study just released on the effect the built environment has on public health.

Dr. Jackson worked in a number of distinguished positions in the public health arena - serving as a state epidemiologist in New York; an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer for the CDC; and eventually as chief epidemiologist in both environmental and infectious diseases for the California Department of Health Services before joining the National Center for Environmental Health in 1994. There he led the implementation of bio-monitoring to assess human exposure to environmental chemicals. Dr. Jackson is a pediatrician. Earlier this year, he was selected as a finalist for theÊ.

Melanie Adams and Bill Carson are co-chairing the first-everÊUrban Convergence. The three-day event, to be held in St. Louis October 3-5, is intended to bring together future leaders and establish a national alliance committed to grassroots urban renewal. Both have been leaders in Metropolis St. Louis, the host organization for Urban Convergence.

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