This 2008 photograph depicted former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director (1966 – 1977), David J. Sencer , MD, MPH, speaking during a CDC Smallpox Reunion, held in Atlanta, Georgia. It was during Dr. Sencer’s watch that bold efforts to fight smallpox on a global scale, lead to its official Worldwide eradication in 1980. Dr. Sencer, joined CDC in 1960. His other positions included New York City Health Commissioner, during 1982 - 1986. Dr. Sencer passed away on May 2nd, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.