Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Learning from Ebola and the Future U.S. Role in Global Health – October 18

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), Rollins School of Public Health/Emory University (Emory), and the Association of Schools and Programs for Public Health (ASPPH) are co-hosting a free global health symposium, Learning from Ebola and the Future U.S. Role in Global Health, to discuss two important 2017 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reports on Wednesday October 18 from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, GA.
The first panel on the Ebola report will include a review of provider experiences in the Atlanta region during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and the second panel on the global health report will include an exploration of the current state of U.S. investments in global health and implications for the future.

Speakers include Drs. Gerald Keusch (Boston University School of Medicine), Dr. Inger Damon (CDC), Dr. Bruce Ribner (Emory University School of Medicine), Michael Merson (Duke University), Dr. Dionisio Herrera-Guibert (TEPHINET), Dr. Anne Schuchat (CDC), and Dr. Carlos del Rio (Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and School of Medicine). Co-sponsoring principals, Dr. Victor Dzau (NAM), Dean Jim Curran (Emory), and Dr. Laura MagaƱa (ASPPH) will moderate and invite participants to engage with each other and the speakers.

The symposium will be webcast. NOTE: Chrome browsers may need an update to access the link (see instructions here and a tutorial here); Internet Explorer and Safari users may access the event directly but, unfortunately, Firefox will not work.

Three hours of CPH CEs are available for participating in this event. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EPIDEMIOLOGIST IV Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Epidemiologist IV Communicable Disease Control & Prevention

Location:        Dept. of Public Health 7556 Jackson Blvd.
Forest Park, IL 60130

JOB SUMMARY                                          
The Epidemiologist IV functions as the lead epidemiologist in the surveillance and control of general communicable diseases (GCDs), i.e., diseases excluding sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) within suburban Cook County. Coordinates investigative and control activities for any GCD outbreak that may arise. Develops protocols for reducing infection risk and coordinates the investigation and response activities associated with outbreaks as necessary. Responsible for surveillance activities, staff supervision and training, and program
development. Responsible for developing educational materials, fact sheets, guidance documents, investigational questionnaires and other such tools pertaining to communicable disease control, as appropriate. Responsible for the preparation of periodic reports on the incidence of GCDs, outbreak response summaries and responses to requests for investigational summaries under the Freedom of Information Act. Assists in the development of program-specific policies and procedures pertaining to communicable disease control. Responsible for meeting performance standards established by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and for enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to timely reporting of reportable communicable diseases. Provides information and training to healthcare providers on reporting requirements and control measures for communicable diseases. Keeps the management fully informed of pertinent information and follows through on assignments. Performs other duties as assigned.


·         Master of Public Health, Master of Science or equivalent with concentration in epidemiology or epidemiology and biostatistics.
·         Proficiency using SAS.
·         Two (2) two years of work experience, including administrative/supervisory/leadership roles in one or more of the following public health programs: communicable disease control, immunizations/vaccine-preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases/infections, or HIV/AIDS.
·         Position requires travel throughout Cook County for which the employee must possess a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle.
·         Must be available for “on-call” duty as required.
·         Must participate in assigned trainings, including on-line training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) offered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain the following certifications:
o   Within 6 months of employment: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800
o   Within 12 months of employment: ICS 300 and ICS 400

Link to this job posting for a detailed job description and application process: https://cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=00120782

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Senior Director of HIV Services - Infectious Disease at CCHHS

The Senior Medical of HIV Services will lead the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) towards ameliorating the regional epidemic of HIV/AIDS and related sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections by ensuring consistent application across CCHHS facilities of: state-of-the-art primary and subspecialty medical care for patients infected with HIV by fully implementing recommended HIV screening and testing practices; and by integrating these services with comprehensive intervention and outreach, sexual and mental health and case management services.   This position is responsible for ensuring coordination of these efforts with those of local, regional, state and federal health departments; with non-CCHHS HIV medical care providers; and with community-based organizations (CBOs) providing relevant services.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017


Full announcement can be found here

John H Stroger Hospital
Cook County Health & Hospitals System
Chicago, IL

Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Public Health Programs or designee. The Director of Epidemiology directs and oversees all aspects of health status assessment and health planning for use in agency and community based strategic planning and program development. Applies principles of epidemiology, health informatics and planning.

Link to this job posting for a detailed job description and application process: https://cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=00120757


·         Master’s degree or higher in Epidemiology or Biostatistics, or Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or Infectious Diseases is required
·         Minimum five (5) years’ experience working in community epidemiologic analysis of population health data and strategic community health planning is required
·         Minimum two (2) years of supervisory experience is required
·         Minimum one (1) year of experience in disease surveillance and control; chronic disease assessment and prevention; demography; public health informatics; or community health assessment and planning is required
·         Must obtain NIMS FEMA IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 certifications within six months of hire date is required
·         Must be able to travel to locations throughout the Cook County area is required

As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year.  Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health professionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.