The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cooperate in sponsoring Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) fellows at laboratories across the country. This multi-institutional training program prepares laboratory scientists for careers in public health.
In the last 20 years, 70 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.
Schedule and Applications
Prospective fellows may apply by completing this form and sending it to the address provided on this page. The Fellowship is one year for post baccalaureates and two years for Postdoctoral fellows. The Fellow initially visits many laboratories in the Division of Infectious Diseases and visits with staff of the Division of Epidemiology. Then, the Fellow may opt to focus on a single project with one mentor. The Fellow may participate in a basic or applied research project in the mentor's field. The extent and level of the research will be determined between the mentor and the Fellow. Alternatively, he/she may opt to rotate through two to four laboratories for an in-depth rotation for the remainder of the Fellowship.