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Dear Colleague,
I am a Professor of Epidemiology at Queens College, City University of New York and at the Columbia University School of Public Health in New York City working on issues related to the history of our discipline.
I have prepared a very short (3-5 minutes) survey to obtain an international perspective on the role of the history of epidemiology in the epidemiology curriculum. Here is the link.
I thank the IEA for giving me the opportunity to disseminate this survey and greatly appreciate your participation.
The project is made possible by a grant from the National Library of Medicine (Grant #: 1G13LM010884-01A1).
Sincerely yours,
Alfredo Morabia

Early Career Epidemiologists

Dear IEA member
As a result of the successful first meeting of Early Career Epidemiologists (ECE) held during the XIX IEA World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE) in Edinburgh (Scotland), the IEA Executive Committee decided to create an international ECE group within the IEA structure. The aims of this group are similar to the IEA general objectives but with a focus on ECEs. Thus, the IEA ECE aims are to:
  •  I - Facilitate communication between ECE engaged in the development of scientific knowledge through epidemiology throughout the world.
  • II - Promote the development and appropriate use of epidemiological methods in all fields of health among ECE by promoting scientific meetings and workshops aimed at ECE, by publication of reports by or aimed at ECE, and by other activities consistent with these objectives.
  • III - Create and maintain a network of colleagues in order to enhance scientific collaboration and the promulgation of opportunities for funding, scholarships, exchanges, jobs, courses or events across the world.
  • IV - Enhance communication and collaboration with other public health specialties (e.g. biostatisticians, nutritionists, environmental health professionals, and mental health professionals).
  • V - Work towards these objectives without regard to race, religion, sex, political affiliation, or country of origin.
Currently, this group has a committee composed of seven emerging epidemiologists who are assisting the IEA Executive Committee with the creation of the ECE group. The committee members are (in alphabetic order): Sahar Abdel-Maqsoud, a Public Health Consultant in Epidemiology from Alexandria University Students’ Clinic and Hospital, Egypt; Abimbola Aman-Oloniyo, an epidemiologist in the Disease Control Directorate of the Ministry of Health in Lagos, Nigeria; Naomi Brewer, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, New Zealand; Dana March, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and the Northern Manhattan Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities (NOCEMHD), Columbia University, USA; Shusmita Khan, a nutritionist and chronic diseases worker from the NCD unit of Eminence, Bangladesh; María Clara Restrepo-Méndez, a doctoral candidate in Epidemiology from the Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology at Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil; Ester Villalonga-Olives, Professor at Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany.

This committee has been working since 2010 to propose strategies to the IEA Executive Committee to increase the number of student and ECE members of the IEA and, more recently, to prepare the first IEA ECE session at the XIX IEA WCE.

 As you can see, this is an extraordinary opportunity to establish a global dialogue among early career professionals engaged in the field of epidemiology. Therefore, if you are already an IEA member with less than 10 years of post-doctoral/epidemiological experience or are enrolled in undergraduate or post-graduate courses, you are welcome to participate in this group. By joining this group, you will remain an IEA member with all of the associated benefits and, in addition, you will be included in the network of IEA ECE with specific activities addressed at enhancing global scientific collaboration among emerging epidemiologists.

 Please let us know if you are interested in being part of this group or if you would like any further information,
Best wishes
The IEA ECE Committee

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