National Center for Epidemiology - as training site
National Center for Epidemiology H-1097 Budapest, Gyáli út, 2-6 Tel +36 1 476 1194 Fax +36 1 476 1126Director - General: Dr. Márta MellesDeputy Director-General: Dr. Ildikó Visontai
Description of the institute
The National Center for Epidemiology, Budapest, Hungary (NCE) is a governmental institution The geographic focus is the national level, as well as subnational level. The Hungarian name is Országos Epidemiológiai Központ or just OEK.
The mission of the OEK is to protect population health by numerous tasks, including research activities, training and practical activity in the field of communicable disease epidemiology, and to provide valid data on health for decision-makers, health professionals and the public.
The Center was established on 1 January 1998 and has approximately 250 employees including nearly 135 graduates. Divisions and departments of the Center are headquarters in the field of epidemiology of infectious diseases. Although an independent body, the OEK is attached to the organizational structure of the National Public Health and Medical Officer Service.
The main tasks and present activities of the Center
HIV/AIDS in Hungary Surveillance of Nosocomial Infection Antibiotic resistance- genetical background Drug resistance - prevention, prudent use Vaccine preventable diseases Monitoring of health status of Hungarian population Chronic viral infection Training in communicable disease epidemiology and microbiology.
The training opportunities include participation in surveillance programs, in data analysis of national reported data on communicable diseases and on laboratory results. The fellow will have opportunity to spend necessary time in laboratories and gain basic knowledge on sample processing and microbiological diagnostic methods, teaching, and publishing articles. Trainees will have opportunity to participate in a wide range of outbreak investigations. Field work is expected to be done in cooperation with colleagues in public health centres. All necessary support including computer equipment, communication and library facilities are available.
For the EPIET fellow there will be a work plan, which advancement will be supported by the head of the center, they will regularly discuss the next challenges. He will be based in the department that he had chosen in his project (Hospital Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Epidemiological Program Office), but he will be able to work in other units too. A practiced medical epidemiologist will directly supervise the fellow, and he will be able to ask for help from any experts of the institute if necessary. He will be able to participate in trainings, useful programs, conferences organized in the institute and in other places in the country.
English. Conversational skills in Hungarian are favourable, but not required. In field investigations the fellow is working together with a Hungarian colleague.
Training historyNumber of EPIET fellows trained at the institute: 1 (2006-8)Number of alumni at the institute: 1Available as a training site for cohort 16: yes
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