Monthly Archives: February 2019

RACPAC Lunch & Learn 2/12

Hear from a panel of Rollins professors about opportunities for practicum and thesis in cancer control and prevention on Tuesday, February 12.

Servant Leadership Summer Internships 2019, due 2/28

Are you looking to make a difference this summer?
Do you want to address new challenges and develop new skills?

Do you desire to expand your horizons?
Do you want to accomplish these while getting paid?

If so, then you should apply to become part of Servant Leadership Summer.

Applications Due February 28, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.
Apply Today

The Ethics and Servant Leadership Program of the Center for Ethics is now accepting applications for the 2019 Servant Leader Summer Internship Program.


·  Up to thirty funded summer internships for the summer. Program runs from May 20-July 31.

·  Interns work a minimum of 270 hours during the internship period.

·  Interns attend class from 9:00-1:00 on Fridays.

·  Interns receive a stipend of between $2000 and $4000.

Who: All full-time Emory University students (including students at Oxford College) are eligible for the program. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are encouraged to apply (including students graduating in May 2019).

Several internships are designed expressly for graduate and professional students.

Where: Atlanta-area nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and socially responsible businesses.

More information and applications available on-line at

or contact Ms. Kristina Johnson krjohn9 [at] emory [dot] edu

What they are saying about the Servant Leader Summer Internship Program:

  • It was definitely an awesome experience that I still regard with fondness. LJ
  • This is awesome! EASL is such a great program! The best program I have been a part of at Emory. LH
  • ˆIt played a huge part in my Emory experience and I hope that the program continues to grow and influence the lives of others. MF
  • The best thing I ever did at Emory. SZ
  • [In the program] I learned about work ethics (including my own), how to handle tough situations, work-life balance, and more importantly, I learned to be a leader–a servant-leader. It was a challenging placement, but rewarding and valuable to my personal growth. RE

ORISE Fellowship National Youth Sports Strategy

Category : Alumni

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has an opening for an ORISE Fellow in the Division of Prevention Science. The fellow will be involved with the development of a National Youth Sports Strategy. This division is involved with promoting the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and is currently developing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Ideal candidates have a master’s or PhD in physical activity, sport, exercise physiology/kinesiology, health, or a related field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Questions can be directed to Katrina Piercy, PhD, RD, ACSM-CEP, katrina [dot] piercy [at] hhs [dot] gov.

Apply by clicking, HERE

Call for abstracts: Community Engagement Research Forum, 4/26

Submit an abstract for the Georgia Clinical And Translational Science Alliance (GACTSA). The Forum will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Additional information can be found in the flier above.

ATTENTION: Global APE & Global Field Experience Finical Award (GFEFA)

Students planning to do a Global APE or apply to the Global Field Experience Finical Award are required to complete the Pre-Departure Saftey and Security Course in canvas!

Epidemiology Mock Interviews-2nd Years, 2/28

Second-year Epidemiology students, register for the Epidemiology Mock Interview Night to practice interviewing with public health professionals on 2/28.


Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Sartwood

Category : #WeAreEmoryEPI

Nicole Sartwood, MSPH EH EPI 2017

Research Analyst & Programmer -Harvard T.H. Chan School

I build computational models of tuberculosis in both the US and global populations. Through these models various intervention and policy options are investigated for their ability to reduce disease burden and their cost-effectiveness.

What from the EPI program helps you in your current position: Working as Dr. Sam Jenness’ TA reminded me of my love for computational modeling and its utility in the realm of Public Health.

Advice to current EPIs: Network! Not only with professors and other established scholars, but also with your peers. The students at RSPH have a diverse wealth of knowledge!

Epidemiology Department Bagel Breakfast, 2/5

Category : News/Events

Join our new Epi Reps for bagel breakfast Tuesday, February 5th from 8am to 10am.

First Year Informational Thesis Meeting, 2/20

Want to know more about thesis? Come to the Epidemiology Department’s informational meeting on Wednesday, February 20 to learn more.

BOOTS ORISE Fellowship

Category : Alumni

Data Management and Analysis Position

Description: The Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety (BOOTS), Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP), National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) is seeking qualified applicants for a an ORISE position starting summer of 2019.

The successful candidate will support 2 BOOTS-related activities: 1) the National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey (NBCUS) and 2) National Healthcare Safety Network Hemovigilance Module. Specific activities are described below.


1) Participate in facility identification, outreach and enrollment for the NBCUS

2) Provide technical support to blood centers and healthcare facilities participating in the NBCUS.


1) Develop and maintain technical expertise in the function and use of the NHSN Biovigilance Component including thorough understanding of the application from a user perspective. This is a continuous activity.

2) Handle inquiries from existing and prospective NHSN Biovigilance Component users, assist facilities with NHSN enrollment, and provide user support regarding procedures for correctly applying CDC surveillance definitions and criteria and data entry. This is a continuous activity.

3) Participate in the change request and implementation process with the NHSN development team, including submitting change requests, defining business requirements with a business analyst, and testing and verification of the surveillance application prior to release. Changes to the surveillance system are released twice per year.

4) Investigating defects in the surveillance application as discovered by participating users, communicating defects to the NHSN QA team, verifying fixes, and communicating updates back to end users. This is a continuous activity.

5) Assist with data management, validation, and cleaning, including analyses to assess data quality and outreach to users for data entry correction and completion.

6) Identify and addresses opportunities to enhance usability of hemovigilance surveillance data for prevention.

7) Assist with the development of NHSN modules and mechanisms for electronic reporting to NHSN. Communicate with users and provides technical expertise to improve user interface and analytic and group user functions.

8) Assist with maintenance of the technical content of protocols, definitions, and data collection forms for the NHSN Biovigilance Component (including the hemovigilance module). Surveillance methods are reviewed at least annually

9) Attend weekly BOOTS staff meetings, bi-weekly NHSN User Support Team meetings, biweekly NHSN Development – User Support communication meetings, and weekly update meetings with technical monitor.


1) A Master’s degree and relevant experience in epidemiology and/or biostatistics.

2) Experience with SAS.

3) Experience with REDCap, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel preferred.

4) Experience with data management and analysis preferred.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Alexandra Savinkina at mxq1 [at] cdc [dot] gov.