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D. Scott Merrell, Ph.D.
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Program Director, Emerging Infectious Diseases Graduate Program

Patricia A. Grant
Program Administrative Specialist
Emerging Infectious Diseases Graduate Program

Uniformed Services University

Emerging Infectious Diseases Graduate Program

The Graduate Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) is designed for applicants who wish to pursue a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree in one of the academic tracks within the interdisciplinary field of Emerging Infectious Diseases. This Program has been created for students who are primarily interested in the pathogenesis, host response, and epidemiology of infectious diseases. Additionally, this program provides opportunities for physicians to complete the research components of their Fellowships in Infectious Diseases. This academic program will combine formal coursework with research training that will be provided by an interdisciplinary EID faculty who hold primary appointments in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Pediatrics, and Medicine. Graduate study in the EID Program is regulated both by the University rules and by additional requirements of the Program.