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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Friday, April 3, 2009
-Gracie Bonds Staples


A portrait of CDC epidemiologist Michael Gregg will be unveiled during a ceremony April 22 at the Crown Plaza Ravinia Hotel
in Atlanta, GA.

Gregg, who died July 9, 2008 in Brattleboro, Vt., is credited with transforming the National Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report into one of the nation's leading health publications.  He joined the CDC in
1966.  The portrait, by artist Deborah Ankrom Kepes of Grayson, will hang in the CDC's MMWR building.
Dr Morens is an epidemiologist and historian who serves as senior advisor to the director, National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, and as associate editor of Emerging Infectious Diseases. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Suggested citation for this article: Morens DM. In memoriam: Michael B. Gregg (1930–2008). Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the
Internet]. 2008 Sep [date cited]. Available from
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2. Gregg MB Field epidemiology. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2008.
3. Roueché B Eleven blue men, and other narratives of medical detection. Boston: Little Brown; 1953.
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