August 2022 Fellows Retreat
From August 1st through 5th, the ECRC hosted an in-person orientation, training, and networking retreat for new and current fellows. Cohort Three kicked off the week with training sessions Monday through Wednesday, and Cohorts One and Two joined Thursday and Friday for additional trainings and networking.
Training sessions included a welcome and orientation to public health in Georgia with Shelby Rentmeeter, Drs. Amanda Jara, Jessica Pavlick, and Allison Chamberlain, Strengths-Based Leadership with Dr. Ariela Freedman, Public Speaking with Dad’s Garage, Abstract Writing with Dr. Cherie Drenzek, and “Presenting Data to All Audiences” with Drs. Aaron Siegler and Allison Chamberlain.
The Thursday sessions for all Fellows included a panel presentation from Epidemiology Intelligence Service Officers on the opportunities and challenges of working in public health practice, a tour of the CDC Museum, and “Racism, Racial Health Inequities, and Action” with BLKHLTH, Inc. On Friday, we invited health district supervisors and colleagues and others to participate in a networking and socializing session. Dr. Allison Chamberlain presented a keynote speech, “A Joy Amid the Crisis: Creating the ECRC and the Rollins COVID-19 Epi Fellows Program.” Current fellows then had the opportunity to present their health district work, and we hosted a lunch and awards ceremony. Click below to view the Fellows Retreat gallery.
November 2021 Fellows Retreat
In November, our Fellows and ECRC colleagues gathered for a two-day in-person retreat. Starting with a workshop hosted by Dad’s Garage, a local improv theater in Atlanta, fellows got professional development in public speaking skills, as well as team work and thinking on your feet. Dr. Aaron Siegler, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health gave a presentation entitled “Presenting Data to Lay Audiences.”