Excellence in Science Committee

The Excellence in Science Committee (EISC) promotes the CDC’s scientific infrastructure and facilitates communication and collaboration that enhance scientific areas and activities needed for state-of-the-art conduct of science. With leadership from the Chair, Joanne Cono, M.D., Sc.D., EISC provides a forum for information exchange between Assistant/Associate Directors for Science and CDC working groups. As advocates for scientific integrity, EISC serves as a consulting body for science-related issues and makes recommendations to the CIO’s, and/or the Director, CDC, and Administrator, ATSDR, when appropriate.

Purpose

  • To foster, support, and protect an environment for the promotion of scientific integrity, quality assurance, and the rapid dissemination of scientific innovations, technology, and information with the ultimate goal of improving public health.
  • To participate with Centers/Institutes/Offices directors and the Director and Associate Director for Science of CDC, and Administrator and Deputy Administrator, ATSDR, in providing scientific leadership.

Specific Functions

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Promoting and protecting the scientific infrastructure.
  • Providing a forum for information exchange between Assistant/Associate Directors for Science and liaison working members/groups.
  • Communicating science-related issues to CDC and ATSDR scientists.
  • Promoting professional development and training.
  • Recognizing and rewarding quality science.
  • Acting as an advocate for scientific resources.
  • Identifying and disseminating new information, for example, new statistical/epidemiologic techniques or new scientific technologies.
  • Developing, revising, and promoting the implementation of crosscutting scientific policies and procedures.
  • Serving as consulting body for science-related issues and making recommendations to the CIO’s, and/or the Director, CDC and Administrator, ATSDR when appropriate.
  • Fostering the development of methods for assessing and monitoring:
    • the environment for quality science and qualitative and quantitative scientific output within CDC and ATSDR
    • the impact of CDC and ATSDR science on public health.

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