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APHL-CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Fellowship
Administered by APHL, the APHL-CDC Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Fellowship Program provides masters- and doctoral-level graduates with the opportunity to collaborate on a range of antimicrobial resistance issues. Qualified applicants will apply to be placed in one of eight state public health laboratories they are interested in working in for a 12-month term and will have the opportunity to extend for an additional 12 months, provided funding is available. There are currently two AR fellowship tracks being offered. Prospective fellows are welcome to apply to one or both tracks.
Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network Track
In 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN), comprised, in part of seven Public Health Laboratories placed strategically across the US to provide comprehensive laboratory capacity for a variety of AR pathogens with cutting-edge technologies that allow for faster detection to better inform outbreak response. Fellows selected for the ARLN Track will work in one of the seven ARLN following a two week rotation at CDC.
ARLN Track Host Laboratories
Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Track
Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) is a disease of grave domestic and global public health concern. Rapid and accurate identification of drug resistance is imperative both to ensure appropriate treatment for individual patients as well as the administration of necessary TB Control measures. Fellows participating in the TB Track will work with public health leaders to perform and apply conventional, culture-based and cutting edge, molecular methods to identify and control drug resistant TB outbreaks. The fellow will be primarily placed at the
Microbial Diseases Laboratory of the California Department of Public Health in Richmond, CA
and will complete periodic rotations at CDC and other public health laboratories.
Program Eligibility and Benefits
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. The application process includes submission of a narrative statement, resume or CV, three letters of recommendation and transcripts from all degree-granting institutions. Applicants must have completed a master’s or doctoral degree in microbiology, molecular biology or related field by the start date of the fellowship.
November 1, 2016 – Online applications available for prospective fellows
February 28, 2017 – All applications and supplemental materials are due by 5:00pm
April 15, 2017 - All applicants will be notified of the status
Summer 2017 – Fellows report to host laboratories and begin fellowship
For more information please contact:
Kelly Wroblewski, MPH, MT(ASCP)
Director of Infectious Disease
Nikki Marchan, MPH
Antimicrobial Resistance Specialist