ID Division Training Grant
This NIH-funded T32 Training Grant in the Division of Infectious Diseases, the Columbia Integrated Training Program in Infectious Disease Research, is dedicated to supporting research training of fellows in their second and third years. Drs. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann and Magda Sobieszczyk serve as the PIs of this training grant.
This interdisciplinary training grant is designed to provide the fellows with the necessary skillset to successfully pursue translational research whether it is primarily basic, implementation science or clinical/epidemiological. The objective is to train physician scientists and public health leaders who integrate new technologies such as genomics, epidemiology, implementation science and biomedical informatics into their research. The training opportunities are augmented by mentorship by faculty members in the division and other schools and departments across the university. to augment their research, fellows frequently take classes, or pursue a masters, at the Mailman School of Public Health.
The Training Grant areas of focus and faculty mentors include:
Microbial pathogenesis and genomics
- Antimicrobial resistance (Thomas McConville, Angela Gomez-Simmonds, Anne-Catrin Uhlemann)
- Microbial pathogenesis (Jonathan Dworkin, Anne Moscona, Alice Prince, Anne-Catrin Uhlemann)
- Malaria resistance (David Fidock, Jennifer Small-Saunders)
- Retroviral-host protein interactions (Stephen Goff, David Ho)
- Transplant immunology (Donna Farber, Megan Sykes)
- Microbial and viral genomics (Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, Tal Korem, PhD, Barun Mathema, Raul Rabadan, Angela Gomez-Simmonds)
- Pathogen discovery (Ian Lipkin)
- Biomedical informatics (Raul Rabadan, George Hripcsak, Tal Korem)
Clinical investigation, epidemiology and global health
- Hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance (Angela Gomez-Simmonds, Barun Mathema, Lisa Saiman, Anne-Catrin Uhlemann)
- HIV treatment, prevention and complications (Louise Kuhn, Q. Abdool Karim, S. Abdool Karim, Robert H. Remien, Katrine Meyers, Magdalena Sobieszczyk, Michael Yin, Jason Zucker)
- Global Health (Louise Kuhn, Q. Abdool Karim, S. Abdool Karim, Barun Mathema, Max O’Donnell, Delivette Castor, Magdalena Sobieszczyk)
Health disparities and implementation science
- HIV and SARS-CoV-2 health outcomes (Delivette Castor, Katrine Meyers, D Duncan, Jason Zucker, Magda Sobieszczyk)
- Apply technology-enhanced approaches to improve uptake of and engagement in care among vulnerable communities (Delivette Castor, Katrine Meyers, Dustin Duncan, Jason Zucker, Magda Sobieszczyk)
- Behavioral, structural and mental health factors impacting uptake and persistence in prevention or treatment (Robert Remien, Dustin Duncan)
- Infectious disease modeling, social determinants and endemicity of COVID-19 (Jeffrey Shaman, Delivette Castor)
Our fellows are also able to take advantage of mentored research opportunities through the training grants available at ICAP/Mailman School of Public Health and the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at the institution.