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CDC GDD Operations Center

Federal Government/Public Practice
will work in the GDD Operations Center (GDDOC), Division of Global
Disease Detection and Emergency Response, Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. The GDDOC is an epidemic intelligence unit
which uses novel, event‐based surveillance techniques to provide CDC
with a single source of reliable, comprehensive, and high quality
information on international disease outbreaks and other health threats.
The student will learn to conduct event-based surveillance from
doctoral-level analysts, have a project to deliver to the GDDOC and OSU
CVM, and have opportunities to observe other areas of federal public
health by attending seminars and networking with other veterinarians and
veterinary students at CDC.
will have access to tools required to conduct event-based surveillance
as well as an individual project. In addition, the student will have
access to CDC's electronic and physical libraries, which provide access
to thousands of scholarly journals, as well as be reasonably expected to
attend seminars regularly given by CDC staff (not limited to
will be expected to complete an individualized project during his or
her externship. If the finalized project is unable to be completed on
time, student will work with Dr. Christian to be sure the project is
completed as reasonable close to externship end as possible.
40 hours per week by Dr. Christian. If Dr. Christian is unavailable at
any time during the student's externship, supervision will temporarily
be reassigned to another doctoral-level CDC staff member.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS D-68

Atlanta, GA, 30333
Kira A. Christian, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Posted: 05/21/2013
Atlanta, GA
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