Caribbean Basin minicourse on Infectious Disease to be held November 8-19, 2004

The Ellison Medical Foundation has pledged up to $150,000 for a three-year training project, The Caribbean Basin Research and Training Network on Infectious Diseases. Training for graduate and postdoctoral students from the Caribbean Basin region will be provided through a series of infectious disease minicourses to be held in Mexico, Jamaica, and Costa Rica. The students will also be instructed in grantsmanship and will collaborate with researchers from the U. S. and the Caribbean Basin to develop joint research initiatives. The first International Minicourse “Genetics, Genomics and Epidemiology in the Study of Infectious Disease: Bacterial Agents” will be held November 8-19, 2004 at the Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México. For further information, see: