Announcing Awardees of the 2021-2022 Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition (APDC) FETP Fellowship

TEPHINET Secretariat

TEPHINET is pleased to announce the awardees of the Abbott Pandemic Defense Coaltion (APDC) Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Fellowship. This new small grant opportunity, established in partnership with APDC, works to further the mission of the FETP enterprise and offer continuous learning opportunities for epidemiologists around the globe.

APDC, a first-of-its-kind global scientific and public health partnership dedicated to the early detection of, and rapid response to, future pandemic threats aims to connect global centers of excellence in laboratory testing, genetic sequencing and public health research to identify new pathogens, analyze potential risk level, rapidly develop and deploy new diagnostic testing and assess public health impact in real time.

APDC FETP Fellowship small grants are awarded for a maximum of $10,000 (USD) and are funded through the generous support of Abbott. Learn more.

Congratulations to the awardees!

APDC FETP Fellowship Awardees: 2021-2022
Awardee Project Title Country
Alice Asio Establishing Sentinel Surveillance for Black Water Fever (BWF) in Uganda, January-June 2022 Uganda
Maria Ezekiely Kelly Re-establishment of non-influenza viruses surveillance in Tanzania Tanzania
Syeda Tasnuva Maria Establishing Laboratory Capacity for Detection of West Nile Virus in Bangladesh, 2021 Bangladesh
Maria Angélica Surveillance of respiratory agents in acute respiratory infections in Antioquia, Colombia Colombia
Anna Khoperia

Identifying the HCV biobank specimens with subsequent HCC development based on the data from the epidemiological registries to create the database for future cancer biomarker research and create a reference database for discovering and describing the emerging pathogens in collaboration with the APDC sites in Georgia

Maria Isabella Claudino Haslett Active syndromic surveillance for respiratory viruses and arboviruses of public health importance in a vulnerable population Brazil
Rahab Charles Amaza Meningococcal Meningitis: Genomic Sequencing of Meningococcus Serogroup X in the Meningitis Outbreak, Northern Nigeria Nigeria
Akanbi Dayo Olufemi Piloting the Establishment of a Dengue Fever Surveillance System in Bayelsa State Nigeria