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Education

A core part of the IDCRP mission is to develop the next generation of military clinical researchers in infectious disease related fields. The IDCRP addresses this aspect of our mission by providing a variety of educational and training opportunities for individuals at USU and throughout the IDCRP network of military training facilities across a broad spectrum that includes medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, and junior faculty. The main opportunities offered are research projects, an Introduction to Clinical Trials course in the USU Masters of Public Health (MPH) program, a USU School of Medicine (SOM) capstone rotation, a training grant for young investigators, and a one-month rotation at our overseas clinical research site. Ensuring the availability and implementation of these trainee opportunities requires financial support for project expenses and conference and rotation travel, as well as the time and effort of many people in our organization. Our researchers, collaborating study investigators, and NIAID partners act as mentors and lecturers, our statistical analysts provide technical guidance, and our staff provides administrative support. Internally, the education program runs education activities for IDCRP staff, and externally provides support for the Armed Forces Infectious Disease Society (AFIDS) and Continuing Medical Education activities at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). The IDCRP has also recently established a partnership with the USU & the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center – Global Emerging Infectious Surveillance and Response System (AFHSC-GEIS) Tropical Medicine Rotation for trainees.