CDC doctor's disappearance: Agency shares update on missing employee Timothy CunninghamThe acting director*of the*Center for Disease Control and Prevention*said on Monday that an employee who went missing over a month ago was not recently passed up for a promotion, as police had previously reported. Timothy Cunningham,*a*highly regarded epidemiologist*at the CDC, disappeared without a trace after he left*work mid-day on*Feb. 12, complaining of feeling ill. Atlanta Police Department Major Michael O'Connor had initially*said*that on the morning of Cunningham's disappearance, the 35-year-old doctor spoke with his*supervisor about a promotion that he didn't receive*and expressed disappointment to several coworkers about being passed up for the position.