Thursday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m., Foege Auditorium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Mark Pendergrast will speak about the history of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service and its impact on public health, based on his book, Inside the Outbreaks. EIS officers are the front-line disease detectives of the CDC, and EIS graduates are among the leaders of the world of public health (including Bill Foege, for whom the auditorium is named). The presentation is free and open to the public. Located in the Foege Building, southeast corner of Pacific Street and 15th Ave NE in Seattle.