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New CDPH commissioner replaces departing Dr. Bechara Choucair

December 12, 2014

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After five years of brave leadership for the city of Chicago — and, in particular, the estimated 25,000 people living with HIV and AIDS in the city — Dr. Bechara Choucair announced today that he is stepping down from his role as the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) commissioner.

Dr. Choucair has been a strong ally in the fight to prevent new HIV infections in Chicago, and his support for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and its prevention and care programs has been valued. AFC wishes Dr. Choucair well as he embarks on a new professional journey.

AFC also extends a warm welcome to Dr. Julie Morita, who was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve as the next CDPH commissioner. We look forward to working closely with Dr. Morita to expand upon Dr. Choucair’s legacy of support for Chicago’s HIV/AIDS community.

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