ID Training Grant

The Division of Infectious Diseases has been awarded an NIH-funded T32 Training Grant, “Columbia Integrated Training Program in Infectious Disease Research,” to support research training of fellows in their second and third years. This interdisciplinary training grant is designed to provide instruction in the application of novel molecular and biomedical informatics tools to the investigation of infectious diseases. It supports research training of fellows interested in translational research whether this is primarily basic science or clinical/epidemiological in nature. The objective is to train physician scientists in biomedical research, with an emphasis on microbial genomics and pathogenesis, pathogen discovery, clinical investigation, epidemiology and international health, along with the crosscutting advances in biomedical informatics. The training opportunities are augmented by mentorship by faculty members in the division and other schools and departments across the university. These include:

  • Megan Sykes, MD: Director of the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology
  • Ian Lipkin, MD: Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity
  • George Hripcsak, MD, MS: Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Sankar Ghosh, PhD: Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Our fellows are also able to take advantage of mentored research opportunities through the following training grants available at the institution.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Sciences Research in HIV Infection

A postdoctoral research training program that provides intensive training in human sexuality research as applied to HIV prevention and HIV-related health interventions. The major components of our program are academic course work, the development of research and professional skills, and the conduct of independent research.

Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship

This training grant prepares pre- and postdoctoral individuals for careers as independently-funded researchers and for leadership in global HIV implementation research.