Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases Program

Durham, N.C. (August 2009) – The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, in conjunction with the the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Adult Infectious Diseases, announces the Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases Program (DSID). The DSID program will provide a unique one year opportunity for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees, whose research focus is on molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases, to have first hand exposure to clinical medicine. The DSID fellows will join Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases specialists on inpatient consultations to develop insights into how clinicians evaluate, diagnose, and treat contemporary infectious diseases. The fellows will also have special seminars with internationally renowned Infectious Diseases researchers to discuss current unmet problems in the field, opportunities for cooperative research with clinical partners, and translational strategies to develop basic discoveries into clinical applications. Through this innovative program, Duke will train a new generation of basic scientists who are better prepared to address emerging and traditional unmet problems in Infectious Diseases through multidisciplinary partnerships with clinical and translational researchers.

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Congratulations to the 2009-2010 Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases!

NAME MENTOR DEGREE PROGRAM
Elizabeth Ballou Andy Alspaugh University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Edmond Byrnes Joe Heitman Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Ine Jorgensen Raphael Valdivia Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Tracy Nevitt, PhD Dennis Thiele Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Stacey Prow Pat Seed Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Jennifer Umbach, PhD Bryan Cullen Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

For detailed information, please visit Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases Program, on the Center for Host-Microbial Interactions web site.