Epidemic Intelligence Service Call for Applications

Epidemic Intelligence Service Call for Applications

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) applications for the Class of 2018 just opened and will be open until June 30, 2017.

EIS is CDC’s 2-year training program in the practice of applied epidemiology. Each year, new EIS officers are selected from among hundreds of physicians, doctoral-level scientists, veterinarians, and other health professionals who apply to this competitive fellowship program. EIS officers of all backgrounds receive rigorous on-the-job training, supervision, and mentoring as they provide public health service.

For more than 65 years, EIS officers have been ready responders, identifying causes of disease outbreaks, recommending prevention and control measures, and implementing strategies to protect people from injury, disability, illness, and death. CDC’s disease detectives—EIS officers—have significant impact on improving the public’s health. They support more than 100 field investigations each year in the United States and around the world.

Although this program may be best known for work in infectious disease, it serves all Centers at CDC, including CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center). Within the Injury Center, we offer a wide variety of opportunities in both violence and unintentional injury prevention—including opportunities to work on some of the most pressing public health issues in our nation, like the opioid overdose epidemic and suicide.

Please note that admission is to the EIS program as a whole and not to a specific Centezr. Fellows who are admitted to the program go through a matching process. Incoming fellows have the opportunity to meet with various scientists and then identify the positions that resonate most with them. There are more positions than EIS officers, so there is a high likelihood of obtaining a top choice.

Please distribute this announcement to your students and related networks, as appropriate. If students or junior faculty are interested and want more specific information about opportunities future EIS positions in the Injury Center and how the Injury Center interacts with EIS, they can contact Dr. Arlene Greenspan at agreenspan@cdc.gov.

For information about applying to EIS, eligibility criteria, and specific information about EIS, please go to: https://www.cdc.gov/eis/application.html.

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