Morehouse School of Medicine Partners with CDC for MSM Day at CDC

First-annual event is part of Health Equity Collaborative Initiative between MSM and National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Morehouse School of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held the first annual MSM Day at the CDC on Tuesday, September 26. The event was part of an ongoing partnership between MSM and the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases called the NCIRD-MSM Health Equity Collaborative Initiative.

More than two dozen MSM students and faculty members took part in the event, which included a behind-the-scenes look at local and global CDC operations and career networking opportunities, according to MSM Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology Chima Ohuabunwo, MD, MPH, FWACP, MACE. The CDC will also participate in future MSM career events.

Activities such as MSM Day at the CDC are one of four core areas of the partnership, along with an exchange program for faculty, scholars, and experts; a research mentorship program in tandem with the National Research Mentoring Network; and creation of the Vaccine Preventable Diseases Internship program. The first cohort of the internship began this past July with 14 current MSM students and alumni.