PHPID

Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Disease

Education

Saif

One of the goals of PHPID is to train professionals in veterinary public health and infectious disease preparedness. In 2002, more than one-quarter of approximately 57 million deaths worldwide were caused by infectious diseases, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Approximately two-thirds of all deaths in developing countries among children less than 5 years of age are due to infectious diseases. Clearly, there is a need for training and educating the next generation of research leaders.

The steering committee created a fellowship to support PhD students from the laboratories of participating PHPID faculty. As a result, the scope of this research and training crosses disciplines, allowing for innovations across the field.

Two separate fellowships are awarded annually through a competitive application process. Graduate students for this program are expected to have successfully completed their first year of doctoral coursework.