The EcoHealthNet Research Exchange and Workshop are incredible opportunities for veterinary students to get funded training in the most exciting kind of infectious disease research. The important thing to note here is the due date for applications for the summer 2014 program: November 30!
The EcoHealth Alliance is an organization that funds a ton of valuable research on animal health and conservation issues around the world. You’ve probably noticed that I share about some aspect of their work on emerging zoonotic diseases almost every month.
This isn’t just because I personally know a couple of their resident veterinary epidemiologists — it’s also because they are literally publishing groundbreaking papers in journals like Science and Nature with remarkable frequency. They’re also pretty good at scoring big-name media coverage of their unique projects.
There are two separate opportunities here, the research exchange and the teaching workshop. The research exchange involves three months of fully funded research with one of 12 projects around the world, working with vets and other scientists who are on the forefront of infectious disease research. This is everything from orangutan parasites in Borneo to the ecology of Malaria in Zimbabwe.
The workshop is a week-long course titled “Epidemiology and Management of Infectious Diseases in Wildlife” and will be held at the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA.
This opportunity is fairly unique in that it is open to both U.S. and international students, so get the word out far and wide! This could make for an awesome summer of 2014 for a few of you.
You can find all the details about the EcoHealthNet 2013 Research Exchange here.