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.
- 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.
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.