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This photograph depicted John P. Anderton, Ph.D., M.P.A., standing alongside the bust of the Greek muse of health, Hygiea, on the CDC’s Roybal campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Anderton was the creator of the first CDC presence in the interactive, virtual world, Second Life, which is an online community also known as a metaverse. He created the CDC avatar, Hygeia Philo, based on the Greek term for ‘lover of health’, in July 2006, in order to coincide with CDC’s 60th anniversary. CDC’s presence in the online virtual world, Second Life, launched in August 2006. Dr. John Anderton designed the initial CDC space, using in-world tools, creating hyperlinks to CDC websites, including the MMWR, homepage, CDC podcasts and the Public Health Image Library, PHIL. See PHIL 10002, 10007, 10008, 10009, 10011, 10012, 10013, 10014, 10015, and 10016 for additional images of Ms. Philo.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ John P. Anderton, PhD, MPA
Creation Date: 2006
Photo Credit: John P. Anderton, PhD, MPA
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