Our goal is to train future leaders in infectious disease (ID) epidemiology. To be leaders, our trainees will need to be well grounded in interdisciplinary research, as ID epidemiology evolves and intersects with other disciplines, such as genomics and geography. Our previous trainees have all conducted interdisciplinary research involving biomarkers, social determinants of disease, or methods development. In the next funding period, our program will increase its focus on interdisciplinary science through classwork and research, taking advantage of the broad range of our faculty's expertise and the highly collaborative research environment at UNC. This training program is new (since 2006) and small (3 slots per year);we request only a small increase (to 4 slots/year). With continued NIH support, we know that we can attract and groom an elite group of students to become the academic trailblazers for ID epidemiology

Public Health Relevance

Infectious diseases remain major public health problems both in developed and developing countries.
We aim to train infectious disease epidemiologists who can apply interdisciplinary approaches to better understanding these diseases.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
2T32AI070114-06
Application #
8335581
Study Section
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases B Subcommittee (MID)
Program Officer
Mcsweegan, Edward
Project Start
2006-07-01
Project End
2017-05-31
Budget Start
2012-06-01
Budget End
2013-05-31
Support Year
6
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$145,117
Indirect Cost
$10,931
Name
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Department
Public Health & Prev Medicine
Type
Schools of Public Health
DUNS #
608195277
City
Chapel Hill
State
NC
Country
United States
Zip Code
27599
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