The Joint BIO/EPI Seminar Series

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  • Date:
    Mar 01 2013
    01:00pm to 01:00pm
    Campus Center, Room 163C

    Matt Osborne and Will Lapsley from the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) will be speaking about the internship program that DPH runs with UMass. 

    The lecture is titled "The Practice of Epidemiology: Working for a State Health Department and How You Can Become an Intern."

    Abstract: The Epidemiology Program within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) helps protect the residents of the Commonwealth from foodborne illnesses, emerging infectious illnesses, and other communicable diseases. Major goals of the program are: the prevention of rabies in humans and domestic animals, the surveillance of emerging and re-emerging infections, and the interruption of transmission of communicable diseases.

    The MDPH Local Health Internship Program partners with local health departments throughout the state to offer graduate MPH, veterinary, and nursing students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of public health by addressing current local health issues. Interns work on a wide variety of local health projects and gain long-term contacts. Annually, MDPH matches approximately 30 students to summer internship opportunities across the state. Interns matched to local health departments are offered the opportunity to shadow epidemiologists at the Department of Public Health. Many past interns have used their experiences within the program to secure positions with federal, state, and local health agencies. For 2013, stipends may be available for all matched internship projects.

    Epidemiologists with the MDPH will present an overview of the Epidemiology Program and discuss graduate internship opportunities for the summer of 2013.

    Refreshments will be served.

    Registration Information:
    No registration needed