|Description:||This is one in a series of twenty-four images (PHIL 16125 - 16148) captured at a memorial ceremony exhibit entitled, “Honoring Dr. Stephen B. Thacker”. Depicted here, is a Certificate of Completion issued by the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), to Dr. Thacker after he had competed two years of service in the organization from July, 1976 to June, 1978.|
“The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a unique 2-year post-graduate training program of service and on-the-job learning for health professionals interested in the practice of applied epidemiology.” Dr. Thacker’s career at the CDC began with his service in EIS in 1976.
The photographic series was compiled March, 2013. The CDC Public Health Library and Information Center hosted an exhibit honoring Dr. Thacker’s life and contributions to the CDC. The exhibit remained on display from early February, through the EIS Conference in late April of 2013.