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Notice to Readers: Draft of Applied Epidemiology Competencies

In October 2004, CDC and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) convened a panel to define competencies for applied epidemiology for local, state, and federal government public health epidemiologists. This panel includes representatives from state and local health agencies, academia, private industry, and CDC. The complete draft of defined competencies for all levels of practicing epidemiologists is now available for review and comment at http://www.cste.org/assessment/competencies/indexnew.asp.

Practicing epidemiologists and those employing applied epidemiologists can also submit questions and comments to CSTE by e-mail (competencies@cste.org) through March 17, 2006. After the review period, the panel will consider all information received and revise the competencies for publication.

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