EIS International Night Photo Contest
Capturing the impact of CDC’s work through Photos
In addition to the oral and poster presentations, 2012 marked the launch of the Annual EIS International Night Photo Contest, featuring photos that highlight the work of FETP residents and graduates in the field. While scientifically sound data collection and analysis are the basis of evidence-based public health, visual images are essential to help illustrate the value of global health activities, particularly for audiences who have not been in the field. These photos also help put into perspective the inherent risks and challenges of global disease surveillance and response. This, in turn, emphasizes the importance of training epidemiologists in how to detect and respond to diseases, influence policy and prevent diseases from spreading.
All FETP residents and/or graduates who have submitted abstracts or posters for International Night are eligible to submit photos for the 2013 International Night Photo Contest. Photos will be exhibited during 2013 EIS International Night in Atlanta, Georgia, April 24, 2013. All submissions will be made available to view online through TEPHINET’s and CDC’s websites. The top three winners will be selected by a panel of judges from CDC Atlanta, TEPHINET and other external organization. Photographs will be judged by their technical and artistic merits as well as their ability to convey field epidemiology in action. The first place winner will receive an award and the second and third place winners will receive a certificate recognizing their accomplishment. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 22, 2013. For more information, please contact Daniela Salas -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 International Night Photo Contest Winners:
First place winner
Dr. Remidius Kakulu – Tanzania.
Vitamin A supplementation in response to detecting malnutrition as a risk factor for measles. Action was taken to provide vitamin A to all children in the district. Monduli District, Tanzania, August 2011.
Second place winners (tied)
Dr. Rowena Capistrano – Philippines.
FETP investigator with local health workers providing jerry cans and oral rehydration solution in cholera outbreak affected villages. The outbreak investigation was conducted from April 7 to April 20, 2011. Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines, April 2011.
Dr. Friskila Damaris Silitonga-Indonesia.
A team from the district health office and police respond to a diphtheria outbreak at a junior high school in Bondowoso District, East Java, Indonesia. 37.9% of the children at the school were suffering from diphtheria. Close contacts and carriers were given prophylactic treatment and the diphtheria vaccine was provided for those who had not been immunized to immediately terminate the chain of transmission. Bondowoso District, East Java, Indonesia June 2011.
Third place winner
Dr. Elaine Joy C. Villareal – Philippines.
An entomologist examining whether an adult mosquito was caught amidst a sea of clothes. Photo taken during an entomologic survey conducted during a Chikungunya virus fever outbreak. Davao City, Philippines, October 2011.
Congratulations to all the 2012 presenters and award recipients!
To see additional photos submitted for the contest click here.