Global Infectious Disease (GID) Training Program.

by / Friday, 22 February 2019 / Published in CEND Initiatives

Research Training at the Confluence of Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases in India

The Global Infectious Disease (GID) training program seeks to to establish a sustainable research and training infrastructure at Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara (JSSU) University in Mysore, India dedicated to the study of the interaction of infectious diseases with chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD).

The structure of the GID training program will include two tracks:

1) field epidemiology of infectious disease interaction with non-communicable diseases and

2) molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases that occurs in people who develop non-communicable diseases.

Training is primarily be provided on site in Mysore to post-graduate students (Masters, MD, and PhD degrees) as part of their degree training at JSSU. A limited number of short-term (less than 6 months) and long-term (6-12 months) training opportunities are offered in the US.

The program will be co-directed by Dr. Lee Riley at UCB and Dr. Mahesh Anand Padukudru at JSSU. A GID D43 grant from Fogarty center funds the program.

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