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2018 Rick Heffernan Award for Public Health Practice Recipient: Amy Ising!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cat Tong
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ISDS and Rick Heffernan Award Committee congratulates Amy Ising for being recognized as the 2017-2018 Rick Heffernan Public Health Practice Award recipient! 

Amy Ising

Amy Ising is the Program Director for North Carolina's statewide syndromic surveillance system, NC DETECT. NC DETECT is managed at the Carolina Center for Health Informatics in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) under contract to and in close collaboration with the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Ising has contributed to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of NC DETECT and its precursor NCEDD since 2000. She has been a co- investigator on several health informatics and biosurveillance-related research projects. Ising is adjunct faculty in the Department of Epidemiology at the UNC-CH Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she teaches introductory graduate-level courses on public health informatics. She received a B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia, and a M.S. in Information Science and Certificate in Field Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Amy has been an active participant in ISDS since 2004 and has been on the ISDS Board of Directors since 2013, including serving as President from 2015 - 2016. She has served on three conference organizing committees and was the 2012 Scientific Program Chair. Ising also served on the first ISDS Meaningful Use Workgroup that produced the ISDS Emergency Department and Urgent Care Recommendations. She is looking forward to attending her ninth ISDS conference in January.

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