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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
April 20, 2011

Announcements: Epidemiology in Action Course

JAMA. 2011;305(15):1534. doi:

MMWR. 2011;60:250

CDC and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University will cosponsor the course, Epidemiology in Action, to be held May 16-27, 2011, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. This course is designed for state and local public health professionals.

The course emphasizes practical application of epidemiology to public health problems and consists of lectures, workshops, classroom exercises (including actual epidemiologic problems), and roundtable discussions. Topics scheduled for presentation include descriptive epidemiology and biostatistics, analytic epidemiology, epidemic investigations, public health surveillance, surveys and sampling, and Epi Info training, along with discussions of selected diseases. Tuition is charged.

Additional information and applications are available by mail (Emory University, Hubert Department of Global Health [Attn: Pia], 1518 Clifton Rd. NE, CNR Bldg., Rm. 7038, Atlanta, GA 30322); telephone (404-727-3485); fax (404-727-4590); Internet (http://www.sph.emory.edu/epicourses); or e-mail (pvaleri@emory.edu).