Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD) News Bulletin

Summer 2015

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DBD Welcomes New EIS Officers and LLS Fellow

During the 2014 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference, DBD recruited 3 new EIS officers. They joined the division for 2-year assignments that started this summer. Please welcome John Otshudiema to MVPDB, and Sana Ahmed and Srinivas Nanduri to RDB (left to right).

Photo: John Otshudiema, Sana Ahmed, and Srinivas Nanduri

EIS officers have had significant impact in improving the public’s health domestically and internationally through:

  • Identifying causes of disease outbreaks
  • Investigating other urgent public health threats
  • Recommending prevention and control measures
  • Implementing strategies to protect people from injury, disability, illness, and death


Anna Llewellyn

In December 2014, CDC Director Tom Frieden announced the establishment of the Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS), a new public health laboratory fellowship at CDC. This innovative fellowship program provides early career laboratory scientists with a strong foundation for future leadership and management positions in public health laboratories. LLS is a 2-year postdoctoral service learning program that combines competency-based public health laboratory training with practical, applied investigations and service. This new fellowship focuses on biosafety, quality management systems, and management and leadership competencies. LLS furthers CDC’s and partners’ commitment to advancing laboratory biosafety and quality. Anna Llewellyn is DBD’s first LLS Fellow, and she is located in RDB’s Pneumonia Response and Surveillance Laboratory.

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