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Category : News/Events

If you are interested in reproductive, pediatric, or perinatal epidemiology, please consider joining the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Researchโ€™s (SPERโ€™s) Inaugural Virtual Meeting. ย Two of the featured speakers are Emory PhD students and EPI alumni, Meredith Dixon and Amanda Dorsey, in addition to EPI faculty member Penny Howards as the president!

The full program is now available online https://sper.org/virtual-meeting/. There will be 3 contributed sessions featuring five talks each, a speed talk session featuring seven presentations, and a professional development session.

Meeting registration: Meeting registration is free โ€“ register today! Both SPER members and non-members are welcome to attend, but everyone must register for the virtual meeting.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024. A Zoom link will be sent to all those who register.ย 

Questions? Email Sue Bevan: sbevan [at] sper [dot] orgโ€‹

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Surveillance Epidemiologist, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Category : Alumni

The Surveillance Epidemiologist will support Emerging Infections Program (EIP) surveillance programs and special studies in the School of Medicine at Emory University to ensure high-quality epidemiologic data acquisition and quality procedures. The Position will be assigned to one or more specific EIP program areas but will also provide general EIP support.

JOB DESCRIPTION:ย 

  • Collects epidemiologic data through laboratory audit and medical record reviews in multiple health system.
  • Enters, manages, and cleans surveillance and study data in databases such as REDCap, SendSS, Access, etc.
  • Analyzes data in software packages such as SAS or R.
  • Produces data, reports, and presentations for external partners, as well as for internal use.
  • Retrieves, transports, and accessions packaged laboratory specimens.
  • Communicates with medical facilities to collect and verify epidemiologic information and specimens.
  • Conducts telephone interviews and supports special studies. Performs related program area responsibilities as required.
  • May act as lead on a specific study activity.
  • Complies with all ethical guidelines for scientific and human subjects research.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field from an accredited school.
  • Epidemiology specialty preferred OR Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the program with two or more years of direct experience conducting infectious disease surveillance and epidemiologic analyses.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills required.
  • Medical record experience preferred.
  • Database management experience preferred.
  • SAS and/or R experience preferred.
  • Power BI experience desirable.
  • EIP or health department experience desirable.

For more information and to apply, please click here.


Prevention Specialist, US Army Training and Doctrine Command

Category : Alumni

Open & closing dates: 03/28/2024 to 09/28/2024***(see additional note below)

Pay scale & grade: GS 12, Series 0101

Location: Fort Moore, GA (Great place to Work / Play / Life!)
Relocation Expense Reimbursed: Yesโ€”You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Travel Required: 15% or less business related

Open to Public: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/783941600#

LinkedIn Post: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/amber-beals-lcsw-mac-149a584a_prevention-specialist-prevention-deputy-activity-7179093907819888640-vWIs?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

This Open Continuous announcement with multiple location selection allows acceptance of applications through the closing date of the announcement with cutoff dates throughout for receipt/referral of qualified applicants. You must select locations you are willing to relocate to, within what you would consider a reasonable commuting distance, if offered the position. Please also keep in mind that applicant lists will be pulled weekly or bi-weekly. Interviews and hiring of qualified applicants will occur throughout the opening of the announcement. Once a job is filled at a particular location, that specific location will no longer be accepting applications.

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TODAY! Engaging Pregnant People in Clinical and Translational Research, Webinar

Category : News/Events

Please join us for a webinar entitled โ€œEngaging Pregnant People in Clinical and Translational Research: Challenges and Opportunities.โ€ The speaker is Dr. Cathy Spong, Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The webinar will take place at noon on Monday April 8.

Participants can register here.ย 


DevGlobal Associates Program

Category : Alumni

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the DevGlobal Associates Program โ€“ a unique 6-month contract opportunity perfect for students, recent graduates, and those in career transition aiming to dive deep into the world of technology and global development.

What We Offer:
– Hands-on experience with leading global development organizations.
– The chance to work on cross-functional, global teams and contribute to impactful projects in Geospatial and Community Building, with opportunities in global health, agriculture, and sustainable development.
– Professional growth, networking, and skill-building opportunities in a supportive, remote-first work environment.

We’re Looking For:
– Enthusiastic learners currently enrolled in โ€“ or recent graduates from โ€“ an accredited college or university, across all majors.
– Individuals with a keen interest in global development, technology for global development, and humanitarian assistance.
– Outstanding communicators with the ability to work collaboratively across time zones and cultures.

Details:
– Expected Term: June – December 2024 (with the potential to start sooner).
– Application Window: March 25th – open until filled.
– Location: Remote, with increased opportunities for in-person collaboration for those based in the Pacific Northwest, Denver, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. areas.

Don’t meet every requirement? Apply anyway! At DevGlobal, we value diverse perspectives and encourage you to join us in making a global impact.
Apply here: https://lnkd.in/gqasgySw


Virtual Symposium, Charles C. Shepard Award

Category : News/Events

The Charles C. Shepard Award is given to the graduating masters student who is deemed by the faculty to have prepared the most scholarly research paper. Please join us to recognize and celebrate this yearโ€™s finalists who will present a poster of their work.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
12:00 – 1:15 PM ET on Zoom

All are welcome to join! Please ensure you have the latest version of Zoom installed to have the best viewing experience.
Learn more here.

Questions? Email Zelda Ray at zelda [dot] ray [at] emory [dot] edu


Internship, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development

We are seeking applications from qualified candidates for our 2024 Fall (September โ€“ December) internship.

The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) Internship, based in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, is designed to educate, engage, and support future leaders in Maternal and Child Health (MCH).

DMCHWD accepts applications from highly motivated graduate students in good standing at schools or programs of public health and other health-related training and education programs in the United States.

If accepted as a DMCHWD intern, you will be required to:

  1. Travel to the HRSA headquarters or HRSA regional offices 1-2 times at your own expense to complete the onboarding process for the internship
  2. Complete a Student Volunteer Service Agreements form, which requires a signature from a representative at your academic institution

If you have any questions about the application, please view Frequently Asked Questions on our website or email DMCHWDinterns [at] hrsa [dot] gov.

Application components

  1. Complete the DMCHWD Internship Application
  2. Resume (emailed to DMCHWDinterns [at] hrsa [dot] gov)
  3. Unofficial transcript (emailed to DMCHWDinterns [at] hrsa [dot] gov)

Application deadlines

Applications should be received by 11:59 PM ET on April 30.

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Questions? Email DMCHWDinterns [at] hrsa [dot] gov


MCH Hogue/Hargraves Practicum Award

Are you looking for a possible funding opportunity for a domestic Maternal Child Health APE this summer?

The Hogue/Hargraves APE scholarship award deadline has been extended to April 14. This is a great way to get additional funding support for a US/domestic-based MCH APE!

If you have any questions, please click here, or email mkram02 [at] emory [dot] edu and cc gerald [dot] clay [at] emory [dot] edu


Epidemiology Internship, Oracle US

Job Description


This is a remote opportunity based in the US with up to 20 hours per week during the semester, up to 40 hours in the summer if not taking coursework. The position is available beginning June 2024 for 6 months.

ย The individual will conduct literature searches for population-based incidence and prevalence across US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, and Japan.ย  They will assess article methodology for use in development of forecasted epidemiology at the country level.ย  Some modeling is necessary.ย  The individual will work with a mentor on specific assigned indications.ย  Indications may be large chronic conditions and / or more rare disease areas.

Responsibilities

Necessary Skills/ Experience:ย 

  • Current MPH students studying Epidemiology with at least 1 year of degree program completed.
  • Strong research background with experience conducting literature reviews.ย 
  • Working knowledge of quantitative epidemiological and scientific analysis.ย 
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis software tools (e.g. SAS, SPSS or STATA), as well as Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.ย 

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Qualifications

Disclaimer:

Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the stated locations only

US: Hiring Range: from $18.99 to $53.00 per hour; from $39,500 to $110,240 per annum.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracleโ€™s differing products, industries and lines of business.
Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle US offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:
1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion
2. Short term disability and long term disability
3. Life insurance and AD&D
4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)
5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts
6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits
7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match
8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.
9. 11 paid holidays
10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.
11. Paid parental leave
12. Adoption assistance
13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan
14. Financial planning and group legal
15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance
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About Us

As a world leader in cloud solutions, Oracle uses tomorrowโ€™s technology to tackle todayโ€™s problems. True innovation starts with diverse perspectives and various abilities and backgrounds.

When everyoneโ€™s voice is heard, weโ€™re inspired to go beyond whatโ€™s been done before. Itโ€™s why weโ€™re committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.

Weโ€™ve partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sectorโ€”and continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.

Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.

Weโ€™re committed to including people with disabilities at all stages of the employment process. If you require accessibility assistance or accommodation for a disability at any point, let us know by calling +1 888 404 2494, option one.

Disclaimer:

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer*. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veteransโ€™ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

For more information and to apply, please click here.ย 


ORISE Fellowship, CDC Public Health Scientist

Category : Alumni

A public health research opportunity is available with the Science and Evaluation Unit (SEU), Division of Partnership Support (DPS) within the National Center for STLT Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce, located at Atlanta, Georgia.

The DPS leverages partnerships to support CDC in developing the capacity of the public health system and state, tribal, local, and territorial departments of health to sustain and strengthen public health foundational, infrastructure, and workforce capabilities. The SEU sits in the Office of the Director in DPS. The function of the SEU is to make all division products and activities scientifically strong, clear, compelling, and leading to action. The DPS SEU promotes excellence in science and evaluation through data quality, scientific integrity, health equity, and innovation to advance public health priorities and outcomes.

  • Title: CDC Public Health Scientist
  • Research Project:ย The participant will train with the Public Health Infrastructure Center, Division of Partnership Support, collaborating on projects with an evaluation and science quality and integrity focus.
  • Mentor(s):ย The mentor for this opportunityย is Jeniffer Concepcion (ypi5 [at] cdc [dot] gov).ย If you have questions about the nature of the research, please contact the mentor.

For more information and to apply, please click here.ย 


Upcoming Events

  • Humphrey Fellows Noontime Seminar Series April 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Networking and Guest Lecture and Meeting and Special Event and Student Event; zoom.us… Online Location: https://zoom.us/j/95325531576Event Type: Networking,Guest Lecture,Meeting,Special Event,Student EventSeries: Noontime SeminarSpeaker: Various Speakers - see details by dateContact Name: Kris ValerianoContact Email: kvaleri@emory.eduRoom Location: RRR_R809Link: https://sph.emory.edu/departments/gh/fellows/humphrey-fellows/index.htmlFellows will present on a topic pertaining to their home country, culture and/or their work in public health.Deb Mcfarland Room, 8th floor RRR.3.28: Abeselom Gutta, MD &Yeshoda Aryal, MPH4.11: Ola Ziara,…
  • Tips from the Other Side of the Peer-Review Process to Help Get Your Scientific Manuscript Published April 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Guest Lecture Event Type: Guest LectureSeries: Center for Faculty Development and ExcellenceSpeaker: Bruce G. Weniger, Adj Assoc Prof, RSPHContact Name: Carol ColaninnoContact Email: ccolani@emory.eduLink: https://forms.gle/uhaExcRPKar39LuC7Examples good and bad, templates, andanecdotes from journal-editor experience tolimit the burden and skepticism of busyreviewers who use conscious criteria andsubjective, often unconscious intuition to judgepublication worthiness using only yourmanuscript and revision cover…
  • 2024 Charles C. Shepard Award Symposium May 8, 2024 at 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm zoom.us… Online Location: https://zoom.us/j/96537866614The Charles C. Shepard Award is given to thegraduating masters student who is deemed bythe faculty to have prepared the most scholarlyresearch paper. Please join us to recognize andcelebrate this year’s finalists who will present aposter of their work.

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