The American College of Epidemiology is an organization of epidemiologists that serves the interests of the profession and its members through advocating for issues pertinent to epidemiology, a credential-based admission and promotion process, sponsorship of scientific meetings, publications and educational activities, and recognizing outstanding contributions to the field.
Member Highlight - September 2013
This month (September) is a big month for the American College of Epidemiology. ACE hosts their Annual Meeting which will feature a variety of workshops, presentations, and posters, with a focus on this year’s theme of “Innovation in Epidemiology: Reframing Approaches to Research Questions.” Also in September, ACE transitions to new leadership with Dr. Ross Brownson taking over as President after serving for one year as President-Elect. He initially decided to join ACE and become involved in its leadership because, “I have always had a close connection to the make-up and mission of ACE, particularly because ACE covers a variety of settings and draws in people with diverse backgrounds. I also appreciate the policy orientation of ACE and its role in supporting the profession of epidemiology.” Dr. Brownson is currently a Professor of Epidemiology, Research Member and Co-Director for Dissemination at the Washington University School of Medicine and the Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Prevention and Control. (read more)