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Local student chosen for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention internship

Sunday, August 14, 2011

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Brandon Saucedaf (left) and LCDR Gino Begluitti, deputy branch chief, industrial hygienist with the U.S. Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Environmental Public Health Readiness Branch.
ATLANTA - A Sikeston resident is learning first hand about the links between human health and the environment.

Brandon Sauceda, who will be a senior at Southeast Missouri State University this fall, along with 11 other university students from across the United States served an internship at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Internship Program hosted the program.

Sauceda was assigned to the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health for 10 weeks from June to August. In addition, he worked on several environmental health projects, interacting with federal officials and scientists, and visiting environmental health sites in and around Atlanta.

This summer, Sauceda was primarily working in the Environmental Public Health Readiness Branch / Chemical Weapons Elimination at CDC but has also assisted in the Emergency Operations Center, the National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases, and the Geospatial Research, Analysis and Services Program.

"My time here has been tremendous, it's allowed me to network and work side-by-side with world-renowned scientists and advance my career in environmental and public health" said Sauceda. "I have had the opportunity to work on several interesting projects, receive personal mentoring and collaborate with other federal agencies traveling to Washington, Baltimore and Anniston this summer."

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