Issue 28 July 11, 2016

CDC Science Clips: Volume 8, Issue 28, July 11, 2016

Each Tuesday, to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge, selected science clips will be posted here for the public health community. The focus is applied public health research and prevention science that has the capacity to improve health now.

This week’s Science Clips features articles selected in conjunction with CDC’s 70th anniversary and the accompanying special session of Public Health Grand Rounds “Seven Decades of Firsts with Seven CDC Directors”. Included are commentaries dating from CDC’s 60th anniversary from five former CDC directors who are part of the session, along with the perspective of the late Dr. David Sencer. Additionally, James Curran, Dean of the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, takes a past and future look at HIV/AIDS, one of the most important issues that CDC has faced during its history. Several of CDC’s treasures – its workforce, the Stephen B. Thacker Public Health Library and Information Center, and the Epidemic Intelligence Service – are subjects of articles. Rounding out the list are perspectives from current CDC leaders on two contemporary challenges faced by the public health community, the West African Ebola epidemic and opioid use and abuse.

  1. Key Scientific Articles in Featured Topic Areas 

    Subject matter experts decide what topic to feature, and articles are selected from the last 3 to 6 months of published literature. Key topic coincides monthly with other CDC products (e.g. Vital Signs).

  2. CDC Authored Publications 

    The names of CDC authors are indicated in bold text.
    Articles published in the past 6-8 weeks authored by CDC or ATSDR staff.

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CDC Science Clips Production Staff
John Iskander, MD MPH, Editor
Gail Bang, MLIS, Librarian
William (Bill) Thomas, MLIS, Librarian
Onnalee Gomez, MSLS, Librarian
Jarvis Sims, MIT, MLIS, Librarian

DISCLAIMER: Articles listed in the CDC Science Clips are selected by the Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library to provide current awareness of the public health literature. An article’s inclusion does not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor does it imply endorsement of the article’s methods or findings. CDC and DHHS assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by CDC or DHHS. Opinion, findings and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in the Clips, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of CDC or DHHS. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by CDC or DHHS. 

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