About the EIS Alumni Association
The Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association represents
nearly 2,500 EIS graduates worldwide and provides the means for
alumni to connect with the EIS program and other former EIS
officers. Only former EIS graduates are eligible to join.
Members are asked to contribute a minimum of $25 for annual
dues to cover the costs of communications and various awards.
The EIS Alumni Association attempts to foster a spirit of
loyalty to the EIS program through its activities. Each year
members are encouraged to nominate individuals for the Friend
of EIS Award, which is awarded to a person who has made significant
contributions to the EIS program and its participants. Additionally,
the Association’s Executive Committee reviews submissions
and selects a winner for the prestigious Alexander D. Langmuir
Prize. This award is presented annually to an EIS officer
who submits the most outstanding manuscript covering an epidemiologic
investigation or study. Other activities include conducting
the annual EIS Alumni Association meeting to be held in conjunction
with the EIS Annual Conference, as well as general support
of the EIS Program Office.
The EIS Alumni Association was established in the mid 1960s by a group of alumni that includes
John C. Greene, D.M.D., M.P.H., EIS ’56; Donald A. Henderson,
M.D., M.P.H., EIS ’55; Neal Nathanson, M.D., EIS ’55;
Robert W. Sappenfield, M.D., EIS ’51; and Paul F. Wehrle,
M.D., EIS ’51.