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Antonia Calafat  "CDC really provides you the opportunity for doing cutting edge research that has an immediate impact in the public health, not only for the U.S. population, but also abroad."

— Antonia Calafat, Fellow, Emerging Infectious Diseases
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Sam Oh  "My fellowship at the CDC has made me a very competitive applicant for doctoral programs."

—Sam Oh, Fellow, Association of Schools of Public Health
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Tom Savel  "Of all the things I'm proud of in life, one of the things I'm proudest of right now is how I feel when I look down at my ID badge. I feel very proud that I'm in this organization trying to make a difference."

—Tom Savel, Fellow, Public Health Informatics
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  Life After Training: What's Next
Our training programs lead to bigger and better things. Some participants end up staying at CDC and move into full-time positions, while others bring their skills into positions at local and state health departments, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Here's what two of our former Fellows who are now full-time CDC employees had to say about their training experiences:
photo needed  "You can expand here at the CDC, because there are so many areas of interest that you can dive in to. You have the opportunity to continually increase your skill set."

—Brittney Spilker, former Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education fellow and current CDC employee
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Tina Sacks  "I had no idea that CDC actually helped low income women get screened for breast and cervical cancers, so that was something that was really exciting for me, because I had been a Social Worker, so I was really interested in issues that affect low income women."

—Tina Sacks, former Public Health Prevention Service Fellow and current CDC employee
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Regardless of where you end up, CDC's training programs will help you develop your public health skill set, build leadership skills, and make a contribution to improving the public's health.
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