Monthly Archives: March 2019

CDC Incident Response Program Evaluation Fellowship

Category : Alumni

Description

A research opportunity is available with the Plans, Training, Exercise, and Evaluation Branch (PTEE), Division of Emergency Operations within the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Incident Manager Training and Development Program (IMTDP) is an agency-wide program that strengthens the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s response leadership capacity by preparing CDC leaders to lead in a public health emergency. As such, IMTDP trains a cadre of response leaders on an annual basis and will expand its curriculum to other critical response leader roles.

In an ongoing effort to monitor, evaluate, and improve role-specific curriculum, IMTDP collects and analyzes program and training evaluation data. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant may have the opportunity to be involved in the management and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, interpreting this data, and the preparation of reports, presentations, and manuscripts.

This fellowship will offer the opportunity to learn about and obtain hands-on experience in the following activities:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of education and training material and synthesize large amount of qualitative data to write summary reports with actionable recommendations.
  • Support IMTDP program evaluation efforts by revising/improving training evaluation framework to demonstrate business impact.
  • Improve methods and reporting measures of CDC Response Leader Capacity Analysis
  • Add to existing program evaluation efforts by developing, pilot testing, and implementing a program satisfaction survey(s). Analyze data from survey and communicate findings to multiple audiences.
  • Ability to collaborate with SME’s at a strategic level and drive the development of experiential training evaluation methods.
  • Support IMTDP with development of evidence-informed articles, presentations, and scientific publications.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, with significant coursework in program evaluation and qualitative data analysis. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience applying principles of program and training evaluation
  • Knowledge of how to manage and analyze large datasets using NViVo, SAS, SPSS and Access
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in translating qualitative data into actionable recommendations and decision-making
  • Experience in or knowledge of issues in public health preparedness and response
  • Strong scientific writing skills
  • Attention to detail with data analysis and interpretation
  • Strong proficiency with qualitative data analysis tools and Microsoft Office products (Word, PPT, Excel, Access)

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


CDC Incident Response Training Materials Fellowship

Category : Alumni

Description

A research opportunity is available with the Plans, Training, Exercise, and Evaluation Branch (PTEE), Division of Emergency Operations within the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Incident Manager Training and Development Program (IMTDP) is an agency-wide program that strengthens the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s response leadership capacity by preparing CDC leaders to lead in a public health emergency. As such, IMTDP trains a cadre of response leaders on an annual basis and will expand its curriculum to other critical response leader roles.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will assist in the design, development, vetting, and evaluation of education and learning material for role-specific training. This fellowship will offer the opportunity to learn about and obtain hands-on experience in the following activities:

  • Conduct content research as part of the curriculum development process. Review and analyze relevant data and communicate findings to multiple audiences, including senior leadership.
  • Design and develop curriculum in collaboration with subject matter experts (SMEs). Develop and tailor existing IMTDP learning products (e.g., case study, presentation slides, applied learning activities, handouts, worksheets).
  • Identify user needs, analyze and logically organize technical information, and transform complex bodies of information into professionally designed, engaging, and effective educational material.
  • Analyze content, job tasks, and learning environment to identify appropriate instructional strategies and define learning objectives
  • Ability to collaborate with SME’s at a high and strategic level and drive the development of experiential training methods.
  • Guide and evaluate the effectiveness of education and training material, Synthesize large amount of qualitative data to write summary reports with actionable recommendations.
  • Support IMTDP with development of articles, presentations, and scientific publications.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience applying adult learning theory to develop education and learning materials is strongly preferred
  • Experience in or knowledge of issues in public health preparedness and response
  • Strong oral and written communication to various audiences
  • Ability to synthesize information into key messages
  • Literature review experience
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, PPT, Excel)

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Introduction to Literature Review Workshop, 4/8

Delta Omega is sponsoring a literature review workshop on Monday, April 8th from 12:00-12:50pm.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend.


RISE Mini Grant Program

Are you interested in receiving funds for research or conference travel or dissemination/ training? Apply to the RISE Mini-Grant Program for financial support for research and training opportunities.


Scientist Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society

Category : Alumni

At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer.

Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer.

**Final title of position is subject to candidate’s qualifications**

Masters level epidemiologist or biostatistician to provide technical support to Scientific Director in the areas of surveillance research and other senior staff members in the SHSR program. This work provides an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to gain broad experience in national and international cancer surveillance research.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

• Document analytic programs and results in an organized, dated, and clearly labeled form for future reference.

• Assist with Facts & Figures publications.

• Engage as an active collaborator in the development of research protocols including literature reviews, development of database, conducting analyses, and writing manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.

• Respond to surveillance services research related inquiries from other components of ACS, the public and the media.

• Develop in-depth understanding of uses and limitations of databases commonly used in surveillance research, including SEER, NPCR, CiNA, CIV, GLOBOCAN, NHIS, BRFSS, NHNES, BRFSS, and others.

• Develop proficiency in relevant software including SEER*STAT, APC Analysis Web Tool, Joinpoint, and SAS.

• Prepare tables and figures for scientific presentations using Excel, PowerPoint, and Origin.

• Proofread reports for publication and presentation at professional meetings.

• Encouraged to participate in peer-reviewed publications and to conduct self-initiated research projects.

• Candidate must have a close attention to detail and must be able to work well both independently and in teams.

SKILLS:

• Interest in descriptive epidemiology and surveillance research.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and excellent organizational and communication skills.

• Knowledge of statistical methodology and software, including SEER*STAT, APC Model, Joinpoint model, and SAS, SUDAAN.

• Knowledge of tumor registry operations, surveillance research, SEER, NCDB, NAACCR, CIV, and other sources of data for research on cancer surveillance preferred. Knowledge and familiarity with epidemiology of cancer is highly desirable.

For more information and to apply, click HERE


Data Analyst/ Research Fellow, apply by 3/29

Category : Alumni , GLEPI

Duties and Responsibilities
We are looking to appoint a motivated researcher with strong quantitative analysis skills to join the next phase of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change. The appointee will join the Executive of the Lancet Countdown, an independent, international and multi-disciplinary research collaboration based out of the Institute for Global Health, University College London. The collaboration brings together 27 academic and UN Institutions from every continent, tracking the world’s response to climate change and the health implications of action and inaction.

Following a successful first phase from 2016 to 2018, the collaboration is about to commence a new and expanding second phase, from 2019 to 2023, in the first instance.

The successful candidate will join the Lancet Countdown in central London, working with the collaboration’s co-chairs: Professor Anthony Costello, Peng Gong, Hugh Montgomery and its Executive Director, Dr Nick Watts.

The post-holder will be responsible for providing analytical support to the collaboration’s key academic outputs (including its annual indicator report and national case studies); working with its academic experts to develop and implement a long-term programme of improving the data and methods available for these outputs; and conducting novel analysis on the links between health and climate change to further support the Lancet Countdown’s communications outreach and policy engagement work.

The post is available immediately to 31 July 2023, in the first instance.
Key Requirements
A PhD with experience in quantitative analysis and methods, related to public health, climate change, environmental sciences, or any other relevant field, or with substantial equivalent skills and experience.
Experience including: providing quantitative analytical support and expertise across the broad array of sector methodologies; managing and maintaining large databases to support the development of indicators or metrics; working in an academic environment, including the development and drafting of academic research papers.

The candidate will also have strong familiarity with a variety of quantitative methods used in public health and / or environmental sciences.

Excellent communication spoken and written English, with the ability to draft and edit academic manuscripts for publication.

Strong technical knowledge of a variety of quantitative methodologies and software packages.

A willingness to travel and to participate in conference calls outside of normal working hours with other time zones.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Infection Prevention & Healthcare Epidemiology Careers Event – April 10 – 5:30-7pm

Category : News/Events

Join the RSPH Department of Epidemiology & Emory School of Nursing for a Panel, Dinner, & Networking!

Wednesday, April 10, 5:30-7pm

Rita Anne Rollins Room


Student Spotlight: Cynthia Jones

Category : #WeAreEmoryEPI

Cynthia Jones, 2nd Year MPH Student

I am a graduate research assistant with the Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) support center. In partnership with other organizations, our team conducts operational research activities that address challenges faced by NTD control and elimination programs globally. My responsibilities include managing data from surveys that quantify the presence of helminthic infections – onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, and loiasis – and representing our findings to support and inform ongoing program activities.

At EmoryEPI, I’ve learned: The key to excellent data management is excellent documentation – the truth is always in the details. Much of my job requires extensive attention to detail, and thanks to the professors who require thorough descriptions of code work and study methods, activities such as reproducing data manipulations and performing trace-backs are no problem.

Being part of a team that supports disadvantaged populations around the world through its unique role in the fight against NTDs is extremely motivating and challenges me to continue learning and developing new skills so that I can contribute to the best of my abilities. It’s an exciting time to work in NTDs!

 

 

 


Emory Healthcare: Infection Control Coordinator

Category : Alumni

Job opportunity “Great for EPI alums interested in infectious diseases”

Infection Prevention Coordinator and would be based next door at Emory Healthcare. Position involves working with clinicians to prevent hospital associated infections, performing surveillance, communicating with the CDC and health departments, investigating outbreaks, and using that information for overall improvement. Looking for candidates with 2 years of healthcare experience (does not have to be nursing) and will be expected to become certified in Infection Control within 2 years of employment.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assists in the continuing development, implementation, evaluation, and modification of the Emory Hospitals and The Emory Clinic Infection Control Programs. Consistent with Infection Control Department goals and objectives, coordinates activities to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections in assigned focus area(s).

These activities include: problem identification and management, data and information collection, analysis and management, improvement processes, policy/procedure management, outcome evaluation and education.

  • Communicates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and county health departments, other health agencies, medical facilities and practitioners for reporting and/or investigation of infectious disease cases/clusters, required agent and disease case reports.
  • Participates as a principle member of the Infection Committee(s) and Clinical Pathway Teams and serves on other ongoing and ad hoc committees or task groups throughout the organization.
  • Chairs Infection Control related working groups as required.
  • Coordinates the development and periodic review of Infection
  • Control related standards, policies, procedures, practices and guidelines for assigned focus area(s) including infection surveillance, isolation/precautions, prevention and control in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines.
  • Institutes disease/agent transmission control measures as necessary.
  • Participates in patient/family counseling as necessary.
  • Communicates with all personnel and medical staff regarding the interpretation and enforcement of and compliance with Infection
  • Control Program policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Analyzes data to recognize potentially important relationships or patterns of infection and to detect significant variations in processes or outcomes.
  • Supports and/or assists in research and related activities.
  • May coordinate, support or assist in the design and execution of special studies and projects.
  • Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.
  • Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
  • Collects patient, laboratory, process and performance data and information.
  • Ensures confidentiality, security and integrity of data and information are maintained.
  • Prepares reports on infection control activities and improvement processes to meet organization needs and comply with applicable regulations in assigned focus area(s).
  • Recommends changes in information systems hardware and software to improve internal and external reporting and data storage capabilities.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations regarding selection of products related to infection prevention and control and current professional, industry and community standards and practices.
  • Routinely assesses and investigates clinical infection and infection risks in concert with department objectives and assigned focus area(s).
  • Conducts patient care practice and environmental rounds and recommends corrective action to administrative and management staff.
  • Collaborates with Employee Occupational Health Services to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections among health careworkers.
  • Serves as the department liaison to individuals, programs, committees, functions, facilities, schools, industry, agencies and associations.
  • Plans, conducts and documents formal and informal educational activities pertaining to infection control. Updates infection control materials used in the orientation of Nursing staff.
  • Reviews,recommends and maintains infection control educational materials in the Learning Resource Center.
  • Conducts patient and family teaching related to infection prevention.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing or have a Masters in Public Health. RNs must have a current licensure in the state of Georgia. Two years of recent health care experience (within the past five years) which includes one year of clinical infection control experience is required. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required within 2 years of employment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

https://nursing-emory.icims.com/jobs/33983/coordinator%2c-infection-control%2c-8a-4%3a30p/job

Contact Elizabeth Overton, Internal Data Analytics Manager, EHC Office of Quality and Risk with questions.


World Water Day 2019 – Safe Water in Healthcare Facilities: A Neglected Crisis – March 19, 2018 – 4-6pm

Category : News/Events

Join the Center for Global Safe WASH for a World Water Day 2019 event! Safe Water in Healthcare Facilities: A Neglected Crisis – March 19, 2018 – Reception 4pm, Speakers and Discussion 4:30pm