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Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Contact EID.

EID Fellowship Contacts

EID Fellowship Coordinators:.

Lisa Mingle, Ph.D..
Tel: 518-474-2173
Fax: 518-486-7971

Kimberlee Musser, Ph.D.
Tel: 518-474-4177
Fax: 518-486-7971

EID Program Administrator:

Beth Cavosie
Tel: 518-485-6411
Fax: 518-486-7971

EID Fellows

This multi-institutional training program prepares laboratory scientists for careers in public health. The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cooperate in sponsoring Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) fellows at laboratories across the country. The Wadsworth Center hosts APHL/CDC fellows, and supports additional applicants through the Wadsworth Center Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. In the last 14 years, 55 pre- and post-doctoral fellows have been trained in Wadsworth's facilities in Albany, New York.

The Wadsworth Center offers a unique training opportunity for those interested in confronting the challenges of emerging infectious diseases. As the research-intensive public health laboratory of the New York State Department of Health, the Wadsworth Center combines clinical reference laboratories with externally supported investigations across the biomedical sciences. EID fellows have worked on basic and applied research projects including: food microbiology, rabies virus diagnostics, pathogenesis of West Nile virus, molecular diagnostics for potential bioterrorist agents, vector genetics, and influenza virus research, to name a few.

Current Timeline



February 8, 2013

Deadline for receipt of EID Fellowship Program
applications to APHL. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

May 1, 2013

All applicants notified of status. Finalists invited to
interview for program

June 10-11, 2013

Interview/information session at CDC Atlanta

June 17, 2013

2013 EID fellows confirmed

August 14-16, 2013

Orientation session at CDC Atlanta

August-September 2013

Fellows must report to host laboratory between August 19 and September 16, 2013

For a comprehensive look at our program go to the EID Brochure (PDF -- 4.6M) or to see a summary visit our Program page. For further information please refer to the APHL FAQs