Volume 3, Number 2—June 1997
News and Notes
Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship Program: Recruitment Begins for a Third Class of Fellows
The Emerging Infectious Diseases Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship, a 1-year program designed for bachelors or master level scientists, emphasizes the practical application of technologies, methods, and practices related to emerging infectious diseases. Fellows participate in a core curriculum session at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Atlanta to gain a general understanding of the public health laboratory system and how it relates to infectious disease surveillance, prevention, research, and control. Fellows are placed within federal and state public health laboratories to receive advanced infectious disease laboratory-related training tailored to each fellow's areas of interest, high-priority laboratory personnel needs, and host laboratory capabilities.
The Emerging Infectious Diseases Post-Doctoral Laboratory Research Fellowship, a 2-year program designed for doctoral level (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M.) scientists, awards fellowships for the conduct of research or development in infectious diseases areas relevant to public health. This program's fellows also participate in the core curriculum session at CDC/Atlanta and are then placed within federal and state public health laboratories to conduct approved research.
For further information and application materials, contact EID Laboratory Fellowship Program, ASTPHLD, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 608, Washington, D.C. 20036, phone: 202-822-5227, fax: 202-887-5098. Fellowship application deadline: June 12, 1997.