Cuc Tran Defends Dissertation, Is Awarded Spot at CDC Epidemic Intelligence Services

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Cuc Tran successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “Effective Strategies for Evaluating and Sustaining a Successful School-located Influenza Vaccination Program”.

Cuc Tran has been awarded a spot in the CDC EIS (Epidemic Intelligence Service) training program, which 2-year post-doctoral training program for health professionals interested in the practice of applied epidemiology.

During the 2-year fellowship, EIS officers are employed by CDC or by the U.S. Public Health Service as Commissioned Corps officers, receive a salary and benefits, are mentored and supervised by experienced, dedicated, and enthusiastic world-class epidemiologists, and have many opportunities for front-line, hands-on work anywhere in the world.

EIS officers serve CDC and its partners by providing rapid, creative, and effective solutions to public health problems. They are ready to go anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. EIS officers conduct epidemiologic investigations of infectious disease outbreaks, respond to natural disasters or other emerging public health threats, conduct surveillance studies, design, implement, and evaluate surveillance systems, and study infectious and chronic diseases, environmental and occupational health threats, injuries, birth defects, and developmental disabilities.

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Best of luck to Dr. Tran on her future endeavors.