Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the Training in Tropical and Emerging Global Disease Program (TTEGD). We are thrilled that you are considering a career in parasitic disease research!

As the Director of the TTEGD, it is my pleasure to announce that our T32 training fellowship program was recently renewed with expanded funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! With this support, we can continue with our mission to provide high-quality training in parasitology and educate future leaders in this field.

Every year protozoan and helminth parasitic diseases of humans are responsible for more than a million deaths, many millions of severe morbidities, and hundreds of millions of subtle morbidity due to chronic infections. UGA is uniquely positioned as a training ground for the next generation of parasitology/tropical disease researchers and the TTEGD is the central basis of their training and development.

The core asset of the TTEGD is the unique faculty of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD). Founded in 1998 and located in beautiful Athens, Georgia, the CTEGD is the largest and most diverse assembly of infectious disease specialists and research groups in the nation.

As a result, trainees can choose from a wide array of parasite disease models and research specialties. Our TTEGD program has a number of key features that give our awardees a solid foundation in parasitology training

We are currently seeking applications from both graduate students and post-doctoral scholars who wish to make an important impact on fighting parasitic diseases. To learn more about our application process use the following link: Apply Here!

On behalf of the CTEGD community, I hope that you will explore our TTEGD website describing the program and examine the opportunities for funding we have available to support your future career in parasitology research. Our goal remains to continue training the next generation of leaders in parasitology and we personally invite you to join us on this journey.


Silvia N. J. Moreno