Georgia Cancer Specialists physician Dr. Janice Galleshaw recently emceed a Northside Hospital event that featured a presentation by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Julie Gerberding.
Titled “Disease Prevention and Family History,” the program was held November 12 at the Westin hotel in Atlanta.
“It was an honor to participate in the program,” said Dr. Galleshaw. “I greatly respect Dr. Gerberding and her work.”
During her presentation, Dr. Gerberding encouraged the audience to work with their families to compile a family health history. Knowing the health history of a patient’s family can help doctors define individual’s risk levels for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and several forms of cancer, she said.
In addition to her duties at the CDC, Dr. Gerberding also serves as Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).