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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.

2018 recipient: Mary-Margaret Fill, Educational Disabilities Among Children Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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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.

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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.

2018 recipient: Brazil Field Epidemiology Training Program

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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.

2018 recipient: Robert “Mike” Hoekstra

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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.

2018 recipient: Eugenie Poirot, Use of a New Serologic Approach to Identify Avian Influenza A(H7N2) Virus Infections Among Animal Shelter Employees and Volunteers—New York City, 2016–2017

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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.

2018 recipient: Heather Scobie

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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.

2018 recipient: Elizabeth Soda

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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.

2018 recipient: Thomas Doker  and Laura Adams

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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.

2018 recipient: I. Moema, Outbreak of culture-confirmed Candida auris bloodstream infection in the neonatal unit of a public-sector hospital, South Africa, July through September 2017

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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.

2018 recipient: Reed Grimes, Occupational exposure to carbon disulfide in an artificial casing manufacturing plant—United States, 2017

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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.

2018 recipient: Vivian Leung, Multiple Reports of Gastrointestinal Illness at a Hotel and Convention Center — Connecticut, 2017

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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.

2018 recipient: Rebecca Casey

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Philip S. Brachman Award

This award recognizes excellence in teaching epidemiology to EIS officers.

2018 recipient: Anne Schuchat

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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.

2018 recipient: Francis Annor

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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.

2018 recipient: James Mercy and William Schaffner

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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.

2018 recipient: Phoebe Alitubeera, Food Poisoning Outbreak Caused by Poisonous Cassava Flour: Kasese District, Uganda, September 2017

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