ASM/CDC Fellowship

The ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health is a postdoctoral fellowship program for candidates who earned their doctorate degree or completed a primary residency within three years of their start date. The program is sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of ASM/CDC Fellowship is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. The fellowship allows one to perform research in residence headquartered at the CDC location.

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Eligibility & Apply

Eligibility
The program is intended for individuals who either earned their doctorate degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M., or D.D.S.) or completed a primary residency within three years of their proposed start date. Applicants may not have a faculty position or be enrolled in a graduate degree program during the fellowship. Considerations will be given to individuals with more experience if there are compelling reasons. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, or national origin.

Eligible fields of study include: Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Viral and Rickettsial Infections, Nosocomial Infections, HIV/AIDS, Vector-borne Infectious Diseases, Parasitic Diseases

  • If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you must provide evidence of a valid J-1 visa prior to starting your tenure at the CDC. The ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program supports only the J-1 visa.
  • Non-U.S. nationals whose primary language is not English must demonstrate command of the English language through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Deadline
January 15th

Pre-Application Requirements
Collaboration with Principal Scientist: Before initiating an online application, identify a research project and principal scientist from the list below. As soon as possible, communicate and/or work with the Principal Scientist in developing your research plan. Collaboration is required before submitting your application, and must be verified by the Principal Scientist after submission. Applications submitted without Principal Scientist collaboration will be disqualified.

Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3 required): All Recommendations are due on by the said deadline; so contact your recommenders in advance of submitting your application. Remind your recommender to submit his/her ranking in the letter of support. Applications will not be reviewed without the documented ranking.

Application
The application deadline has passed.

Criteria for Selection
Applications are reviewed for (i) scientific merit and training potential of the research proposal, (ii) training resources and environment from the identified preceptor, (iii) congruence with the CDC public health mission.

Notification Process
Late February 2016: Notification for Ineligible and Disqualified Applicants
Early May 2016: Award Notification Letters for Top Candidates
Mid September 2016: Final Notification Letters

Principal Scientists

All addresses are the following except where noted: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd, NE Atlanta, GA 30333.

Michael Aidoo, PhD
CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Malaria Branch
T: (404) 718-4741
C: (404) 834-4868
E: mha3@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/Malaria/ 
Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 718-4418
E: vxu0@cdc.gov

Ying Bai, PhD
NCEZID/Div of Vector-Borne Diseases/Bacterial Diseases Branch 
3150 Rampart Rd 
CSU Foothills Campus
Ft. Collins, CO 80521 
T: (970) 266-3555
E: YBai1@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/ 

Bernard W. Beall, PhD 
NCIRD/Div of Bacterial Diseases/Respiratory Diseases Branch 
T: (404) 639-1237 
E: beb0@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/biotech/strep/strepindex.htm

Eric Bergeron, PhD
NCEZID/Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology/Viral Special Pathogens Branch
T: (404) 639-1724
E: exj8@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/vspb/
Christina F. Spiropoulou, BS, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-1294
El: ccs8@cdc.gov

Julu Bhatnagar, PhD
NCEZID/Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology/Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch
T: (404) 639-2826
C: (404) 984-5507
E: JBhatnagar@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/idpb

Brian H. Bird, MSPH, DVM, PhD
NCEZID/Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology/Viral Special Pathogens Branch
T: (404) 639-1438
E: che3@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/vspb/
Christina F. Spiropoulou, BS, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-1294
E: ccs8@cdc.gov

Carolyn Black, PhD
NCEZID/Div of Scientific Resources/Office of the Director
T: (404) 639-3466
C: (404) 226-1919
E: cxb2@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/
Joseph Igietseme, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-3352
E: jbi8@cdc.gov

Aaron Brault, PhD
NCEZID/Div of Vector-Borne Diseases/Arbovirus Diseases Branch 
3150 Rampart Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80522 
T: (970) 266-3517
E: zlu5@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/

Vitaliano A. Cama, DVM, PhD
CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Parasitic Diseases Branch
T: (404) 718-4131
E: vec5@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/onchocerciasis/index.html and http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/

Darin S. Carroll, PhD 
NCEZID/Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology/Poxvirus and Rabies Branch 
T: (404) 639-1719 
E: zuz4@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/

Yu Li, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-2185
E: lay4@cdc.gov
Ginny Emerson, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-0266
E: dtt4@cdc.gov

Kelly Curtis, PhD
NCHHSTP/Div of HIV/AIDS Prevention-Surveillance & Epidemiology/Laboratory Branch
T: (404) 639-1002
F: (404) 718-2159
E: czv2@cdc.gov
http://intranet.cdc.gov/nchhstp/dhap/branches/lb/index.shtml
Sherry Michele Owen, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-1046
E: smo2@cdc.gov

Gregory A. Dasch, PhD
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Biotechnology Applications Laboratory
T:(404) 639-4140
E: ged4@cdc.gov (preferred)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/about.html

Ellen M. Dotson, DSc 
CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Entomology Branch
T: 404-718-4308 
E: ebd6@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/Malaria/ and http://www.cdc.gov/Parasites/

Patricia I. Fields, PhD
NCEZID/Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases/Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch
T: (404) 639-1748
E: pif1@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dfwed/edlb/index.html

Richard Franka, PhD, DVM
NCEZID/Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology/Poxvirus and Rabies Branch
T: (404) 639-0857
E: rpf5@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/poxvirus_rabies/index.html

Shiva Gangappa, PhD
NCIRD/Influenza Division/Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch
T: (404) 639-4400
E: sug7@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncird/flu.html

Robert D. Gilmore, PhD 
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases/Division of Vector Borne Diseases/ Bacterial Diseases Branch, Ft. Collins
T: (970) 221-6405 
E: rbg9@cdc.gov  
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/index.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-D-Bob-Gilmore-Lyme-borreliosis-Laboratory-CDC-Fort-Collins/152161368128641

John Gimnig, MS, PhD 
CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Entomology Branch
T: 404-718-4309 
E: hzg1@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/Malaria/

Vincent R. Hill, PhD, PE 
National Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases/Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases/Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch
T:  (404) 718-4151
E:  vhill@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dfwed/index.html

Claire.-H. Huang, PhD (aka C.Y.H. Kinney)

NCEZID/Div of Vector-Borne Diseases/Arboviral Diseases Branch
3150 Rampart Rd
CSU Foothills Campus
Ft. Collins, CO 80521 
T: (970) 221-6433 
E: yxh0@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd

Elizabeth Hunsperger, PhD 
NCEZID/Div of Vector-Borne Diseases/Dengue Branch 
1324 Calle Canada
San Juan, PR 00920
T: (787) 706-2472
E: enh4@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/

Seth Irish, PhD, MSc
CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Entomology Branch
T: (404) 718-4028
E: xjs7@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/index.html
Audrey Lenhart, PhD, MPH (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 718-4328
E: ajl8@cdc.gov

Ellen Kersh, PhD
NCHHSTP/Div of STD Prevention/Laboratory Reference and Research Branch
T: (404) 639-2728
C: (404) 784-9248
E: egk6@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/std/dstdp/default.htm

Gilbert J. Kersh, BS, PhD
NCEZID/Div of Vector-Borne Diseases/ Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch
T: (404) 639-1028
E: hws7@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/qfever/

Yury Khudyakov, PhD
NCHHSTP Division of Viral Hepatitis/Molecular Epidemiology and Bioinformatics Laboratory Branch
T: (404) 639-2610
E: ykhudyakov@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/LaboratoryWork.htm

Michael Kosoy, PhD

NCEZID/Div of Vector-Borne Diseases/Bacterial Diseases Branch 
3150 Rampart Rd 
CSU Foothills Campus
Ft. Collins, CO 80521 
T: (970) 266-3522
E: mck3@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/ 
Ying Bai, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (970) 277-1457
E: bby5@cdc.gov

Natalia A. Kozak-Muiznieks, PhD
NCIRD/Div of Bacterial Diseases/Respiratory Diseases Branch
T: (404) 639-2305
E: htv2@cdc.gov
http://intranet.cdc.gov/ncird/dbd/
Claressa E. Lucas, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-3564
E: chl9@cdc.gov

Brent A. Lasker, PhD 
Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology /Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch
T: (404) 639-3905
E: bal3@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/bacterial_special/index.html

Audrey Lenhart, PhD MPH
CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Entomology Branch
T: (404) 718-4328
E: ajl8@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/index.html

Yuan Li, PhD 
NCIRD/Div of Bacterial Diseases/Respiratory Diseases Branch
Phone: (404) 639-3782 
Email: yqh8@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/biotech/strep/strepindex.htm
Bernard W. Beall, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-1237 
E: beb0@cdc.gov

Naomi W. Lucchi, PhD 
CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Malaria Branch
T: (404) 718-4406
E: NLucchi@cdc.gov (preferred)
http://www.cdc.gov/malaria
Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 718-4418
E: vxu0@cdc.gov

Janet McAllister, MS, PhD, MLS
NCEZID/Div of Vector- Borne Diseases/Arboviral Diseases Branch
3150 Rampart Road
Fort Collins, CO 80521
T: (970) 225-4239 
C: (970) 567-0301 
E: jvm6@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/misc/adb.htm

Jorge L. Munoz-Jordan, PhD
NCEZID/Div of Vector-Borne Diseases/Dengue Branch
1324 Calle Canada
San Juan, PR 00920 
T: (787) 706-2469
C:(787) 314-8602
E: ckq2@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/ http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/
Gilberto A. Santiago, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (787) 706-4311
E: fbz3@cdc.gov

Victoria Olson, PhD
NCEZID/Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology/Poxvirus and Rabies Branch
T: (404) 639-0452
E: vao9@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/poxvirus_rabies/index.html

Bharat Parekh, PhD
CGH/Div of Global HIV/AIDS/International Laboratory Branch
T: (404) 639-3647
C: (678) 533-8665
E: bsp1@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/index.html

Lucia C. Pawloski, PhD
NCIRD/Div of Bacterial Diseases/Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch 
T: (404) 639-4506
E: ecz6@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/lab.html
Margaret Williams, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-2697
C: (404) 906-3358
E: cux6@cdc.gov

James E. Posey II, PhD
Center/Division/Branch name- National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)/Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE)/Laboratory Branch (LB)
T: (404) 639-1712
E: hzp9@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/tb

Ann Powers, BS, PhD
 
NCEZID/Div of Vector-Borne Diseases/Arboviral Diseases Branch 
3150 Rampart Road 
Ft. Collins, CO 80521 
T: (970) 266-3535 
E: akp7@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/

Gowrisankar Rajam, PhD
NCIRD/Div of Bacterial Diseases/Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch
T: (404) 639 2630
E: GRajam@cdc.gov
http://intranet.cdc.gov/ncird/dbd/

Sumathi Ramachandran, PhD 
NCHHSTP Division of Viral Hepatitis/Molecular Epidemiology and Bioinformatics Laboratory Branch 
T: (404) 639-1403
E: dcq6@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/LaboratoryWork.htm
Yury Khudyakov, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-2610
E: ykhudyakov@cdc.gov

Eric Rogier, PhD, MPH 
CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Malaria Branch
T: (404) 718-4414
E: erogier@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/malaria
Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 718-4418
E: vxu0@cdc.gov

Paul A. Rota, PhD 
NCIRD/Div of Viral Diseases/Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Herpes Viruses Laboratory Branch
T: (404) 639-4181 
E: par1@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncird/DVD.html
Bettina Bankamp, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-1242
E: bfb9@cdc.gov
Melissa Coughlin, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-1351
E: htq4@cdc.gov

Suraj B. Sable, DVM, PhD
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)/Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE)/Laboratory Branch (LB).
T: (404) 639-1478
E: dpt7@cdc.gov (preferred) 
http://www.cdc.gov/tb/
James E. Posey, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-1712
E: hzp9@cdc.gov (preferred)

Subbian Satheshkumar Panayampalli, PhD
Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology/Poxvirus and Rabies Branch
T: (404) 639-1594
E: xdv3@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/
Darin Carroll, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-1719 
E: zuz4@cdc.gov

W. Evan Secor, PhD

CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Parasitic Diseases Branch
T: (404) 718-4141
E: was4@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/

Ya Ping Shi, MD 
CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Malaria Branch
T: (404) 718-4419
E: yps0@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/malaria

Jonathan Towner, PhD
NCEZID/Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and PathologyViral Special Pathogens Branch
T: 404-639-4561
E: jit8@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/vspb/index.html

Eija Hyytia Trees, PhD
NCEZID/Div of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases/Enteric Diseases Branch 
T: (404) 639-3672
E: eih9@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/pulsenet/
Efrain M. Ribot, PhD (Co-Investigator)
T: (404) 639-3521
E: eyr4@cdc.gov

Terrence M. Tumpey, PhD
NCIRD/Influenza Division/Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch 
T: (404) 639-5444 
E: tft9@cdc.gov 
http://intranet.cdc.gov/ncird/flu/index.html

Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, PhD 
CGH/Div of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Malaria Branch
T: (404) 718-4418
E: vxu0@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/malaria

Andres Velasco-Villa, PHB, MS, PhD
NCEZID/Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology/Poxvirus and Rabies Branch
T: (404) 639-1055
C: (404) 719-2838
E: dly3@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/
Darin Carroll, PhD (Co-Investigator) 
T: (404) 639-1719
E: zuz4@cdc.gov

Xianfu Wu, Ph D, DVM
NCEZID/Div of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology/Poxvirus and Rabies Branch 
T: (404) 639-0843 
E: xaw6@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/

Lihua Xiao, DVM, PhD 
NCEZID/Div of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases/Waterborne Diseases Prevention Branch
T: (404) 718-4161
E: lax0@cdc.gov 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dfwed/waterborne/lab/molecular.html

Chunfu Yang, DVM, PhD
CGH/Div of Global HIV/AIDS and TB/ International Laboratory Branch
T: (404) 639-4975
C: (404) 457-9006
E: CYang1@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/index.html

Mohammad Zafrullah, PhD
NCHHSTP/Div of Viral Hepatitis/Laboratory Branch
T: (404) 639-2508
C: (646) 575-4031
E: fxu6@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/ Or http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HEV/index.htm

Stipend & Appointment Conditions

Stipend
The Fellowship provides an annual stipend (up to $52,426), health benefits (up to $3000 annually) for a maximum of 2 years, relocation benefits (up to $500), and (up to $2000 annually) for professional development for a maximum of 2 years.

Conditions of Appointment
Fellows must begin the program between May 1 and December 31 during the year in which they are accepted.

All fellows must undergo security clearance to work at CDC.

Fellows are expected to publish results of their studies in the scientific literature and to present findings at national meetings. Fellows are expected to conduct research according to the highest scientific and ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies regarding protection of human research subjects, humane care and use of laboratory animals, and laboratory safety.

After completion of the two-year program, fellows are required to keep ASM informed of their current position, affiliation, and continued professional development for a minimum of ten years. This arrangement will ensure proper assessment and longitudinal studies regarding the effectiveness of such training.

For information on professional development opportunities at ASM, the funding process of the fellowship, and how to handle the forms once receiving the fellowship, check out the webinar.

Handbooks, Forms, & Reports

Handbook
This handbook provides in depth information, important forms, and assessment evaluations to guide you through the ASM/CDC program. 

Forms
Important Forms for the Duration of the ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Reports
Learn more about the accomplishments and highlights of the ASM/CDC program.

For Preceptors

Guidelines for Sponsoring and Mentoring an ASM/CDC Fellow

ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Criteria for Quality Project Proposals 

Contact Us

ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Education Department
American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 942-9283
E-mail: fellowships@asmusa.org

  

 

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