Over the past decade there was a gradual erosion of graduate student education and training support, putting UTMB investigators at a disadvantage of recruiting and training talented trainees in vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. The purpose of this program is to establish graduate student fellowships for the training and development of graduate trainees interested in vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. We are sanguine that this Fellowship program will establish a strong foundation for training and mentorship for the next generation of investigators and importantly promote and enhance UTMB’s role and reputation as a national and global leader in vector-borne and zoonotic diseases.
For the year 2022, The Center for Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases was pleased to grant fellowships to Divya Mirchandani and Nicholas Pittner. We are excited to have them on board!
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