Subject: EcoHealthNet 2013 training and field experience opportunity
EcoHealthNet is a program for US and international graduate students who are interested in infectious disease research. EcoHealthNet has 2 parts: an annual workshop and a research exchange program. Workshop participants will receive high-level training from experts on topics such as mathematical modeling and spatial analysis, field and laboratory techniques for disease ecology studies, the economic costs of emerging diseases, and epidemiology and ecology. Under the mentorship of an expert in the field, research exchange students will conduct 2 to 3-month research projects on high-profile, well-funded US-based and international research projects, ranging from Nipah virus surveillance in Bangladesh to developing primers for avian influenza viruses in China to wildlife surveillance in Brazil to White Nose Syndrome in the United States.
Information and Applications for 2013
For descriptions of the 2013 research exchange projects, please visit our webpage to download the project descriptions PDF. Workshop details will be announced shortly (see URL below). All accepted applicants will receive financial support as part of EcoHealthNet, but are highly encouraged to seek external supplemental funding.
For more information and to submit an application, check our webpage:
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The online application form for the 2013 program will be open until Nov. 30, 2012 at 5PM EST. The application process will require the following:
1. Statement of Interest (1 page maximum) describing:
a. What are your academic and professional goals?
b. Why are you interested in infectious disease research?
c. Discuss how you would benefit from each program (workshop, research exchange, or both) and what you hope to gain from the experience. If applicable, discuss specific research exchange projects that you are interested in (refer to the project descriptions PDF).
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member (separate online form)
Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!
EcoHealthNet is made possible through a partnership among EcoHealth Alliance, the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment at the University of Wisconsin, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, the Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, USGS, National Wildlife Health Center, DIVERSITAS ecoHEALTH, the International Association of Ecology and Health (IAEH), the University of Minnesota’s Ecosystem Health initiative, the CoHab initiative, the Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program and a number of other partners.
Support for EcoHealthNet is provided by a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network Grant awarded to EcoHealth Alliance.
Friday, November 09, 2012