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Training: Workshops & Seminars

AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowship Program

02/08/09 - 02/13/09     Atlanta, GA

AHCJ-CDC Fellowship ProgramThe 11 journalists in the the first class of AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows will spend a week studying public health issues at two Atlanta campuses of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fellowship program, supported by the CDC Foundation, will include presentations, roundtable discussions and lab tours on epidemiology, global disease prevention efforts, obesity, vaccine safety, pandemic flu preparedness, autism and many other topics.

The training will take place at the CDC's Atlanta and Chamblee campuses. Fellows will tour the CDC director's National Emergency Operations Center, meet sources on policy and research and learn how to tap the agency's abundant resources to produce better stories.

Agenda


Sunday, Feb. 8

6:45 p.m.

Meet in hotel lobby to walk to restaurant

7 p.m.

Dinner at Ted’s Montana Grill, 201 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

Monday, Feb. 9

8 a.m.

Meet in lobby entrance to board shuttle

9-10 a.m.

Media Relations at CDC

  • Glen Nowak, media relations director

10–10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15-11:30 a.m.

CDC’s Role in Investigating Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

  • Rob Tauxe, M.D., chief, Foodborne Disease Program

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Hepatitis

  • John Ward, M.D., director, Division of Viral Hepatitis

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30-2:30 P.M.

Genomics

  • Muin Khoury, M.D., director, Office of Public Health Genomics

2:30-2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Social Determinants of Health

  • Camara Jones, M.D., Ph.D., Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Public Health Marketing and Social Media

  • Jay Bernhardt, Ph.D., director, National Center for Health Marketing

5 p.m.

Return to hotel

Tuesday, Feb. 10

8 a.m.

Meet in lobby entrance to board shuttle

9-1 a.m.

Vaccine Preventable Diseases: CDC’s Immunization Efforts

  • Lance Rodewald, M.D., National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

10-11 a.m.

Patient Safety/Hospital-Acquired Infection

  • Alex Kallen, M.D., Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion

11-11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

Influenza

  • Dan Jernigan, M.D., Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m.

Antibiotic Resistance

  • Lauri Hicks, M.D., Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.

CDC Journal Editors – Roundtable Discussion

  • Fred Shaw, M.D., J.D., editor, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
  • D. Peter Drotman, M.D., M.P.H., editor, Emerging Infectious Disease
  • Marta Gwinn, M.D., M.P.H., acting editor, Preventing Chronic Disease

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45-4:30 p.m.

Tour of CDC’s Director’s Emergency Operations Center

4:45 p.m.

Return to hotel

Wednesday, Feb. 11

8 a.m.

Meet in lobby entrance to board shuttle

9-10 a.m.

Investigating Disease Outbreaks: CDC’s Disease Detectives

  • Doug Hamilton, M.D., director, Epidemiology Intelligence Service

10–10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Disease Prevention Around the World: CDC’s Global Health Efforts

  • Scott Dowell, M.D., M.P.H., Global Disease Detection Program, Coordinating Office for Global Health

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Child Safety

  • Grant Baldwin, Ph.D., CDC Injury Center, director, Division of Injury Response
  • Rodney Hammond, Ph.D., CDC Injury Center, director, Division of Violence Prevention

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30-3 p.m.

CDC Center Directors Roundtable Discussion

  • Rima Khabbaz, M.D., director, National Center for Preparedness, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases
  • Janet Collins, Ph.D., director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Ed Trevathin, M.D., director, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
  • Donna Knutson, deputy director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
  • Steve Blount, M.D., M.P.H., director, Coordinating Center for Global Health

3-3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Laboratory Tours

  • Pierre Rollin, M.D., director, Special Pathogens Lab
  • Sherif Zaki, M.D., director, Pathology Lab

4:45 p.m.

Return to hotel

6:45 p.m.

Meet in lobby to go to Twain’s

Thursday, Feb. 12

8 a.m.

Meet in lobby entrance to board shuttle

9-10 a.m.

Obesity

  • Beth Tohill, Ph.D., Division of Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

10-10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15-11:15 a.m.

Diabetes

  • Ann Albright, M.D., director, Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

Autism

  • Ed Trevathin, M.D., director, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m.

Environmental Health Laboratory Tours

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Using CDC State and Metropolitan Area Data

  • Wayne Giles, M.D., Division of Adult and Community Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Data (BRFSS)
  • Wisqars Data (Leading Causes of Death)

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Climate Change

  • George Luber, M.D., National Center for Environmental Health

5 p.m.

Return to hotel

Friday, Feb. 13

8 a.m.

Meet in the lobby entrance to board shuttle

9-10 a.m.

Overview of CDC

  • Richard Besser, M.D., acting director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10-11 a.m.

Roundtable Discussion – Story Ideas

  • Journalists and CDC Media Relations/Communications Staff

11 a.m.

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