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CDC GDD Operations Center
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Student 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.
Student 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 veterinarians).
Student 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.
Supervised 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
Atlanta, GA, 30333
dot9 [at] cdc [dot] gov
Kira A. Christian, DVM, MPH, DACVPM