CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases


Our center leverages the expertise across a broad remit of vector biology disciplines to achieve the following objectives:  (1) Conduct an innovative, applied research program to develop novel control interventions and optimize surveillance paradigms that would allow mosquito control associations throughout Florida and the US to better anticipate and respond to vector borne disease (VBD) outbreaks; (2) Establish an integrated research and training network between academic institutions t

SE CoE Newsletter - October 2018

The Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases releases a quarterly newsletter with updates, research advancements, and VBD-related opportunities.


October 2018 Newsletter

News and Updates

  • SEVBD researcher creates tick identification tools
  • North Carolina battles mosquitoes after Hurricane Florence
  • NCEZID strategic plan release
  • SEVBD team attends 50th anniversary Annual Society of Vector Ecology conference

Training Opportunities

Tick Journal Club (Fall 2018)

Tick Journal Club 12-1pm on Alternate Fridays

Location: Dr Samantha Wisely's Lab - Building 116 at 2322 Mowry Road

To join the email list for the article of the week, please email Dr. Wisely ( 


Dates and Presenters:

  • September 21 - Kimberly Ledger

Title: Tick-borne disease risk in a forest food web

Author: Ostfeld et al. 2018

2018 Fregly Symposium at UF

On October 4 and 5, 2018, the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and the Emerging Pathogens Institute will host a symposium addressing social, cultural, and scientific issues raised by mosquito-borne illness. These vector-borne illnesses remain an important public health concern in Florida, the southeastern United States, and Latin America.