SOUTH ASIA FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK
[Closed] Call for Nominations: CDC Director’s Award for Excellence in Epidemiology and Public Health Response
TEPHINET and the CDC are now accepting nominations until April 1, 2019 for the CDC Director’s Award for Excellence in Epidemiology and Public Health Response.
This award is presented in recognition of significant contributions toward successful responses to public health threats (natural and or man-made disasters, disease outbreaks and other health emergencies). Nominees can include any Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) or Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) that has provided leadership as part of a response and has successfully overcome challenging circumstances. The award also recognizes excellence in epidemiologic practice or research and contributions that address a public health issue of major importance by applying epidemiologic principles and methods. Nominations can recognize accomplishments that improved human health, substantially reduced disease burden, or represented innovations to public health practice based on epidemiologic foundations or implementation of epidemiologic approaches. Recognized contributions should be practical, explicit, and applied rather than theoretical or implicit.
The Director’s Award is reserved for particularly impactful and noteworthy public health contributions and is not necessarily awarded every year.
Nominations can be submitted by FETP or FELTP Program Directors or through Resident Advisors. Nominations can also be submitted by CDC, TEPHINET and other regional networks that have worked with FETPs.