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Focus: Vector-borne and emerging infections (Leishmaniasis Malaria, Dengue), MDR/XDR TB, congenital and secondary syphilis, hospital associated infections and drug resistance

Affiliation: Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Medicas (CIDEIM); Yale School of Public Health

Site and Background:

CIDEIM is a public-private non-profit association dedicated to biomedical research in infectious diseases, the development of research capacity and technical and scientific services. In response to current health priorities, research in CIDEIM includes multidisciplinary investigation of leishmaniosis and emerging problems such as syphilis, dengue and other arbovirus transmitted by Aedes aegypti and drug resistant malaria, MDR and XDR tuberculosis, ecology and control of vectors of leishmaniosis, malaria and dengue.

The training program will be supported on-site in Cali, Colombia by CIDEIM. Training sites include CIDEIM headquarters in Cali and our clinical research facility in Tumaco on the Pacific coast. In addition, training activities are conducted in collaboration with the Universidad del Valle Faculty of Health and Hospital, and the Fundacion Valle de Lili Clinic in Cali.

CIDEIM investigators and faculty of the Yale School of Public have jointly conducted US/NIH supported research and training since 2003 including an ICIDR Program, Gorgas Fellowship, an ongoing R01 Project and Fogarty NIH-sponsored Global Infectious Disease Training Program (Project No. 2D43TW006589). CIDEIM has hosted Fellows of the Yale Downs Fellowship program, Fulbright, and Howard Hughes.

Website: CIDEIM

Qualifications of potential trainees: Medical graduates (MD; MSc, MPH and PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows