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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 25, 2002

Epidemiology in Action

JAMA. 2002;288(12):1468. doi:10.1001/jama.288.12.1468-JWR0925-6-1

MMWR. 2002;51:710

CDC and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will cosponsor a course, "Epidemiology in Action," from November 12-22, 2002, at CDC and Emory University campuses. The course is designed for state and local public health professionals.

The course emphasizes the practical application of epidemiology to public health problems and will consist of lectures, workshops, classroom exercises (including actual epidemiologic problems), and roundtable discussions. Topics covered include descriptive epidemiology and biostatistics, analytic epidemiology, epidemic investigations, public health surveillance, surveys and sampling, Epi Info 2000 (Windows® version) training, and discussions of selected prevalent diseases. There is a tuition charge.

Deadline for application is October 1, 2002. Additional information and applications are available from Emory University, International Health Dept. (PIA), 1518 Clifton Road, N.E., Room 746, Atlanta, Georgia 30322; telephone (404) 727-3485; fax (404) 727-4590; or from http://www.sph.emory.edu/EPICOURSES; or e-mail pvaleri@sph.emory.edu.