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EcoHealthNet

EcoHealthNet Application Process is now closed.

EcoHealthNet is a mentored training program for U.S. and international graduate students (Masters, Doctoral, or post-doctoral level) interested in multidisciplinary health and infectious disease research. EcoHealthNet offers two separate training opportunities: a 1-week workshop and a mentored research internship.

EcoHealthNet is a partnership among EcoHealth Alliance, the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 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, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation and a number of other partners.

Support for EcoHealthNet is provided by a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network Grant awarded to EcoHealth Alliance.

The Workshop

The EcoHealthNet Workshop is held annually by a rotation of host institutions. Workshop participants receive five days of high-level didactic and practical training from experts on topics related to disease ecology, such as mathematical disease modeling; GIS and spatial analysis; field and laboratory techniques for zoonotic disease research; the economics of emerging diseases; and critical review of published studies. Successful applicants will be involved in research projects or have research interests that will directly benefit from the skills and insights learned during the workshop.  Students may be asked to give a brief presentation of their current research as part of the workshop.  Participants will build professional networks with fellow workshop and instructors who are world-renowned leaders in their field.

The Research Exchange

EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Interns work under the guidance of a research mentor developing a study within the scope of high-profile, well-funded U.S. and international-based research projects.  Participants are expected to work with their assigned mentors to craft a project that will fit into the scope of the main program and allow the student to learn about research design, data collection, analysis and publication.  Past internship projects have included Nipah virus ecology in Bangladesh; avian influenza dynamics in China; disease surveillance in imported wildlife, New York; wildlife disease surveillance in Brazil and Malaysia; coronavirus diversity in bats; and White Nose Syndrome ecology in the United States.

EcoHealthNet 2014 Programs

2014 Workshop: Epidemiology and Management of Infectious Diseases in Wildlife

The 2014 EcoHealthNet workshop will be held at Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation in Front Royal, Virginia, and is scheduled for August 17 through August 23, 2014. The theme will be "Epidemiology and Management of Infectious Diseases in Wildlife." It will cover topics including epidemiology, conservation biology, wildlife ecology, and conservation medicine.

2014 EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Internships

Please click the link below to download a pdf of the current list of 2014 Research Exchange Internship opportunities.

**Please check this site regularly for updated information.**

2014 EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Internships - PDF Download

 

2014 Application Process is now closed.

If you have any questions, please email EcoHealthNet@ecohealthalliance.org.

 

EcoHealthNet is a program for graduate students interested in infectious disease research.

Experts

Jonathan H. Epstein

Jonathan H. Epstein

Associate Vice President
DVM, MPH, cert. International Veterinary Medicine

Kevin J. Olival

Kevin J. Olival

Senior Research Scientist
NIH Fogarty U.S. Global Health Postdoctoral Scientist
MA, Conservation Biology
PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Melinda Rostal

Melinda Rostal

Senior Research Scientist and Field Veterinarian
BA, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
MA, Public Health
DVM

Simon Anthony

Simon Anthony

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Pathogen Discovery

PhD, Molecular Virology

Kristine Smith

Kristine Smith

Associate Director of Health and Policy
DVM
Dipl. ACZM

Ariful Islam

Ariful Islam

Field Veterinarian

DVM, MS in Pharmacology
MPH, Epidemiology

Kris Murray

Kris Murray

Research Scientist
PhD, Ecology and Conservation
BS, Ecology

Nicholas Preston

Nicholas Preston

Director of Data Science and Research Technology
PhD, Limnology & Marine Science
BSc, Biological Sciences

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