VBD Opportunities

The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, is hosting its annual “Biology of Vector-borne Diseases” six-day course Sunday through Friday, June 23-28, 2019. This course provides accessible, condensed training and "knowledge networking" for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty and current professionals in biology, cutting edge approaches, expertise and resources for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals and humans. We seek to train the next generation of scientists and help working professionals to more effectively address current and emerging threats with new tools and a strong network of collaborators and mentors.

The course is both lecture- and discussion-based, delivered by internationally recognized experts, with case studies of emerging vector-borne pathogens to highlight parallels and key distinctions in biology, diagnostics, containment, control and cutting-edge technologies across plant, animal and human vector-borne diseases. This course sets an example of new vision, through leadership of the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem, to create an enduring community of participants and instructors to expand the impact and sustainability of these approaches.

Apply now! Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2018. Space is limited. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance for the course in early 2019.

Registration for the course (USD $1,500) includes housing, food, course materials and social activities. Registration will be due following acceptance for the course.

For more information and to apply online please visit: http://www.uidaho.edu/vector-borne-diseases.

Questions? Contact the Center’s Co-Directors:
Shirley Luckhart, sluckhart@uidaho.edu and Ed Lewis, eelewis@uidaho.edu