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University of Tampere International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology (IPPE)

The School of Health Sciences in the University of Tampere, Finland is now inviting applications from qualified candidates to its International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology (IPPE).

The main objectives of this Programme are to increase knowledge and understanding of major public health problems, particularly in low and middle income countries, and to build sustainable public health capacity in these countries by working with global partners in training epidemiologists and public health personnel for leadership positions in research, administration, program planning and policy development. More than 50 students have graduated from the Programme with a PhD.

The Programme...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:12
Update re: EIS Conference and Ebola

The EIS is planning to devote up to a full day of the 2015 conference to the Ebola epidemic. They have invited the FETPs also to participate in the Ebola sessions during the regular conference. FETP abstracts on Ebola will still go through our regular scoring and selection process through the TEPPHINET system.  We will then choose the Ebola abstracts with a sufficiently high scores (the cut off is yet to be decided, but will probably be the top 20% of all abstracts) to present to the EIS  conference selection committee meeting to be held around February 10...

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:33
Reminder: 22 Feb is deadline for submitting 2015 Global Conference abstracts!

TEPHINET's Abstracting System is now open for FETP residents to submit abstracts for the 8th TEPHINET Global Conference, which will be held from 29 June-3 July, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico!

The conference is hosted by Mexico's FETP as well as the TEPHINET Secretariat, and details regarding registration and the location will come in early 2015. 

More information, including submission instructions and abstract evaluation criteria (also attached below):

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 01:18
Updated: Abstract submission system for EIS International Night 2015!

UPDATE 16 January: Deadline has passed. Please submit any other abstracts to the TEPHINET 8th Global Conference (deadline February 22nd) using this link:

Reviewers will receive abstracts to read for International Night between 27-28 January and scores are due 10 Feburary at 5pm EST.

Notifications will be made to those selected for oral and poster presentations by 18 February.


Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:25
Ebola Fighters: Time Magazine's 2014 Person of the Year

See below from Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


"Today, Time Magazine named the Ebola Fighters its 2014 Person of the Year. I had the honor and privilege to tell CDC's story to Time, and it is an amazing story to tell. For 10 months now, hundreds—even thousands—of you have been engaged in responding to the largest global public health response that CDC has ever been involved with. Your devotion and commitment to stopping this epidemic represents the true spirit of what...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:16
Now Accepting Submissions for the 2015 EIS International Night Photo Contest

Greetings TEPHINET Global Community:

The 64th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference and International Night is just a few months away, and we are gearing up for yet another exceptional event featuring scientific oral and poster presentations and photos that capture FETPs in action. 

Guidelines for the photo contest are posted on TEPHINET’s website at

All FETP residents, graduates, resident advisors and program directors are encouraged to submit action...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:42
Accepting Submissions for the 2015 EIS International Night Photo Contest

Purpose: To highlight the work of Field Epidemiology Training Programs  globally, and to encourage FETP residents, staff and alumni to document their work not only through written reports, but also through photographs which visually capture the nature of their work and contributions to improving global health through disease prevention, detection and rapid response.

Deadline:  Friday, January 30th, 2015

Who can enter: All FETP residents, graduates, resident advisors, and program directors are eligible to submit photographs for the contest.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:23
Program Directors Meeting Files Now Available

Thank you to all the program directors who joined us at the meeting in Kuala Lumpur last month! We enjoyed meeting with you and hearing about what great work your FETPs are doing all over the world. All of the conference proceedings are uploaded at the following Dropbox link (including plenary presentations, working group presentations, and the agenda):

Please email if you are not able to access any of the files. The summary report of the...

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 20:45
8th Global Conference: Mexico City, June 2015

It is a pleasure to announce that the Direccion General of Epidemiology of the Secretaría de Salud of México, the host organization of the Residence of Epidemiology, a FETP program in Mexico, has accepted to organize the 8th Global TEPHINET conference.

This conference will be celebrated in the year of the 30th Anniversary of Mexico FETP, and will be held in Mexico City from June 27 to July 3, 2015.

In the next few days we will send more information about the conference venue as well as other information related to the global conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Mexico City!

Dr. Dionisio Herrera, Director of TEPHINET

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:22
Job Opportunity: Resident Advisor for West Africa FELTP

Resident Advisor

West Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Global Health (CGH), Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP), is planning to assist the Ministries of Health (MOH) in the francophone ECOWAS member states to build public health capacity in disease surveillance and outbreak response through training public health leaders in applied epidemiology using the West Africa Field Epidemiology Training and Laboratory Program (WA-FELTP). This two-year, EIS-like training and service program is...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 09:25
NCD and Injury Mini Grant Opportunity 2014-2015

NCD and Injury Mini Grant Opportunity 2014-2015

Dear TEPHINET Community,

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to submit mini-grant proposals for non communicable disease (NCD) and injury non-research projects. This opportunity is only available for current Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents, who must be the principal investigator.  Countries are welcome to submit multiple proposals. Priority will be given to 2 year trainees in advanced FETP programs with Resident Advisors, have NCD or Injury Units within their country’s Ministry of Health (MOH), and NCD/injury mentorship within the MOH or a...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:04
Independent Consultant Opportunity: Pacific Islands Regional Epidemiologist


Pacific Islands Regional Epidemiologist

The Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET), seeks a mid-level epidemiologist as an independent consultant to provide technical assistance in strengthening surveillance and response of non-communicable disease (NCDs) in the USAPIS.  This consultancy will be based in Guam but also support the neighboring islands of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia.

The Regional...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:04
GOARN Request for Assistance: Ebola Outbreak Response, West Africa 2014



As part of the ongoing Ebola outbreak response in West Africa, please see attached a WHO vacancy notice, in English and French for a National Health and Safety (H&S) Coordinator for up to 6 months starting asap.

This position is based in the WHO Guinea Country office, but involves extensive travel to the health care facilities in the field....

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 13:41
Tanzania Birth Defects Mini Grant Opportunity 2014-2015

Tanzania Birth Defects Mini Grant Opportunity 2014-2015

Dear TEPHINET community,

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to submit proposals for mini-grants focusing on improving surveillance of neural tube defects and other external birth defect. The target outcome is to increase awareness among decision-makers to support in-country and/or regional birth defects prevention efforts.

All proposals are expected to be non-research. Only applicants from Tanzania are eligible for these mini-grant awards. Proposals from countries other than Tanzania will not be considered. This opportunity is limited to current FETP trainees and graduates...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 16:40
Updated FETP Accreditation Process Timeline (PDF)

Look for more announcements and information regarding the accreditation timeline soon!


Friday, August 15, 2014 - 14:20
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