CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases

THE GATEWAY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE OBJECTIVES

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

2020 FMCA Dodd Short Courses Training Fellowship

We are excited to begin accepting applications for the Dodd Short Course 2020 Training Fellowship!

This fellowship is intended for individuals who are interested in a long term career with mosquito control, and who are either relatively new to the field (1 year minimum) or who are promising leaders in the effort already. The fellowship will provide funding to expenses related to the Dodd Short Courses (tuition, travel, registration, etc.) up to $1,000 per applicant. 

Temporary research assistant (Collier Mosquito Control District)

Temporary research assistant - Collier Mosquito Control District

Overview: The seasonal research assistant will be exposed to the principles of integrated mosquito management, mosquito trapping and surveillance, mosquito biology, disease surveillance and taxonomy. This is a seasonal (6 months, 40 hrs/week) position with an hourly rate of $14/hr. The seasonal research assistant will have the opportunity to obtain a Public Health Applicators License.

2019 CDC CoE Summer Internships (Naples, FL)

2019 CDC CoE Summer Internship - Collier Mosquito Control District

Overview: The Collier Mosquito Control District (CMCD or, the District) and the CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Disease is offering a joint 8-week paid student internship opportunity in mosquito control. Student will be exposed to the principles of integrated mosquito management, mosquito trapping and surveillance, mosquito biology, insect molecular genetics, disease surveillance and taxonomy.