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CDC Disease Detective Camp - 2010 Application Now Available

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Marc M.
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The Global Health Odyssey Museum is pleased to announce the 2010 CDC Disease Detective Camp (DDC), to be held at CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. DDC is an academic day camp for upcoming high-school juniors and seniors who will be 16 years old by the first day of camp.

Over the course of five days, campers will take on the roles of disease detectives and learn how CDC safeguards the nation’s health. Attendees also learn about the diversity of public health careers available, as they take on tasks associated with various jobs at CDC. Tasks are as varied as the careers covered - one morning might be spent learning the use of statistics in an outbreak investigation, while the afternoon covers the importance of communication. Other activities may include short lectures by CDC experts, a mock press conference in the CDC press room, or a public health law class. Campers will learn the methodologies used to track diseases in populations, basic lab procedures used in an infectious disease lab, and how public health research is applied at CDC.

During the week, core academic subjects are used - math, science, language arts - in fast-paced sessions designed to challenge participants. No prior knowledge about public health or epidemiology is needed, but all attendees are expected to show up eager to learn and participate.

The CDC Disease Detective Camp will be offered twice during the summer of 2010: June 21-25 and July 19-23. Both sessions will offer the same activities and will last from 8:45 AM – 4:30 PM each day. There is no cost associated with attending the camp, but each camper is responsible for bringing or buying his/her lunch.

The deadline for applications is April 2, 2010. Letters will be mailed to all applicants on May 3, 2010. For more information on the camp and the application process, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/gc...­.

Questions? First, read all the information at http://www.cdc.gov/gc...­. If you still have questions, contact Judy M. Gantt, at jgantt@cdc.gov or 404-639-0831.

The CDC Disease Detective Camp is sponsored by the Global Health Odyssey Museum, Division of Creative Services, and the Office of Workforce and Career Development, CDC.
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