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Conferences & Events

Outbreak: Plagues that changed History
September 27 – January 30, 2009
Organized by the Global Health Odyssey Museum; come see Byrn Barnard’s images of the symptoms and paths of the world’s deadliest diseases – and how the epidemics they spawned have changed history forever.

New Facilities for a New CDC

Designed for Health
               Built for Science
                         Prepared for Tomorrow

New Facilities for a New CDC

Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center

The Headquarters building promotes collaboration by consolidating in one building employees from across the agency, particularly the Office of the Director, the Emergency Operations Center, and the Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response.

Global Communications Center

CDC’s Global Communications Center (GCC) opened for business October 3, 2005. A state-of-the-art facility built to replace some of CDC’s aging infrastructure, the Global Communications Center houses the agency’s public information center, an exhibit /education area, a conference center, distance learning facilities, and a CDC visitor security processing area.

The Global Communications Center features high-tech, cutting-edge meeting spaces for training public health professionals. The building also houses a visitor education center, a multimedia facility that offers the public an opportunity to study and learn about public health.

Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory

The Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory triples CDC’s capacity to research pathogens that require the highest levels of safety precautions, such as Ebola, viral hemorrhagic fevers, monkeypox, and avian influenza.

In FY 2005, CDC completed the next phase of its new facilities in Atlanta. These world-class buildings make it possible for our world-class scientists to extend the boundaries of scientific knowledge and meet the challenges posed by the health threats of the 21st Century.

The inspiring structures are much more than masterpieces of glass, stone, and steel. They symbolize the expanded footprint of CDC’s role as the nation’s health protection agency. Like CDC itself, the buildings are designed for health, built for science, and prepared for tomorrow.

Environmental Health Laboratory

The Environmental Health Laboratory allows scientists to use advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques to prevent diseases resulting from toxic chemical exposures in the environment. Scientists also have the capacity to respond to terrorism and public health emergencies involving chemicals and to improve laboratory methods to diagnose and prevent diseases.


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