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Vector-Borne Disease Regional Centers of Excellence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launche the following funding opportunity: “Vector-Borne Disease Regional Centers of Excellence”. The purpose is to improve national capacity to address the growing problem of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) via support for regional Centers of Excellence (COEs) for vector-borne diseases.

The project objectives are threefold: 1) conduct applied research on approaches to prevent vector bites or suppress the populations of regionally important arthropod vectors and their associated human disease agents in the environment; 2) train a new generation of public health entomologists to serve as subject matter experts for arthropod pathogen vectors at state/local levels by involving graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in applied research; and 3) strengthen linkages and collaborative relationships between the academic community and state/territorial/tribal/local public health organizations, vector management programs and other potentially relevant stakeholder groups, as needed, to develop, evaluate and implement vector and vector-borne pathogen suppression strategies. The primary focus should be on applied research, with training and communities of practice elements designed to enhance applied research outcomes.

For more information, please visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

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