Awards

Alexander D. Langmuir Prize Manuscript Award

This award recognizes a current EIS officer or recent alumnus for excellence in a written report or an epidemiologic investigation or study.

2019 recipient: Corey Peak – Infections Transmitted in the Community – Homelessness and Hepatitis A — San Diego County, 2016–2018

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David J. Sencer Scholarship Award

The David J. Sencer Scholarship Award fund was established by the EIS Alumni Association to provide travel scholarships to potential Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) applicants to attend the EIS Conference each year.

  • Nick Agathis
  • Alli Black
  • Katrina Byrd
  • Shama Cash-Goldwasser
  • Heather Grome
  • Erinne Kennedy
  • Hannah Lee
  • Vinay Mikkilineni
  • Jay Miller
  • Crystal Zheng

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Director’s Award for Excellence in Epidemiology and Public Health Response

Presented during International Night, hosted by the Field Epidemiology Training Program, this award recognizes significant contributions to public health emergency response and excellence in epidemiologic practice or research.

2019 recipient: No award given this year.

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Distinguished Friend of EIS Award

This award recognizes an individual who has championed and advocated for EIS and its officers, valuing its diversity, and embodying the principles of the EIS program’s creator, Alexander D. Langmuir.

2019 recipient: Janell Routh

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Donald C. Mackel Memorial Award

This award recognizes a current EIS officer for the oral presentation that best exemplifies the effective application of a combined epidemiology and laboratory approach to an investigation or study.

2019 recipient: Erica Wilson – Coagulopathy Caused by Brodifacoum Rodenticide Poisoning Among Persons Who Smoke Synthetic Cannabinoids ― Wisconsin, 2018

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Iain C. Hardy Memorial Award

This award recognizes a current EIS officer or alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to the control of vaccine-preventable diseases.

2019 recipient: Jose Hagan

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J. Virgil Peavy Memorial Award

This award recognizes a current EIS officer for the oral presentation that best exemplifies the effective and innovative application of statistics and epidemiologic methods in an investigation or study.

2019 recipient: Heather Reese – Spatiotemporal patterns in pertussis incidence – United States, 2000-2017

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James H. Steele Veterinary Public Health Award

This award recognizes a current EIS officer or alumnus who has made outstanding contributions in the field of veterinary public health or One Health disciplines—multiple disciplines collaborating to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.

2019 recipient: Caitlin Cossaboom

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Jeffrey P. Koplan Award Excellence in Scientific Presentation

Presented during International Night, hosted by the Field Epidemiology Training Program, this award recognizes a current EIS officer with the scientific poster presentation that most effectively emphasizes the results of an investigation and its impact on public health.

2019 recipient: Munaza Fatima – Complications Associated with XDR Typhoid Fever Cases in Hospitalized Patients of District Hyderabad, Pakistan, 2017-2018

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Mitch Singal Excellence in Occupational and Environmental Health Award

This award recognizes a current EIS officer who gave an oral presentation that best exemplifies the effective application of public health epidemiology to an investigation in the area of occupational or environmental health.

2019 recipient: Amy Lavery

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Outstanding Poster Presentation Award

This award is presented to a current EIS officer for the poster that best exemplifies scientific content, including originality, study design and analysis; public health impact; and presentation effectiveness.

2019 recipient: Mitsuru Toda – Coccidioidomycosis in U.S. residents returning from house-building trips in Baja California, Mexico, June‒July, 2018

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Paul C. Schnitker International Health Award

This award recognizes a current EIS officer or alumnus who has made a significant contribution to international public health.

2019 recipient: Scott Nabity and Elizabeth Swedo

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Philip S. Brachman Award

This award recognizes excellence in teaching epidemiology to EIS officers.

2019 recipient: Michael Gronostaj

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Shalon M. Irving Memorial Award

This award recognizes a current or former EIS officer’s outstanding contributions to health inequality and racial disparities research.

2019 recipient: Sharoda Dasgupta

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Stephen B. Thacker Excellence in Mentoring Award

This award recognizes an individual who inspires the EIS community and exhibits unwavering commitment to the EIS program, officers, and alumni through demonstrated excellence in applied epidemiology training, mentoring, and building public health capacity.

2019 recipient: Brenda Rivera-García

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William H. Foege Award

Presented as the highest honor during International Night, hosted by the Field Epidemiology Training Program, this award is presented to the best oral presentation.

2019 recipient: Kokuhabwa Irene Mukurasi – Linkage into Care Among Newly Diagnosed HIV Infected Individuals in Njombe Region, Tanzania 2017-2018: A prospective cohort

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