We invite students, postdocs, faculty, public health practitioners, physicians, and veterinarians to the first annual Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI) at Duke University from June 3 to June 9, 2018, organized by the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM).
The goal of EMSI is to introduce core evolutionary concepts to a wide range of topics in human health and disease, including public health, and train physicians and medical scientists in evolutionary and ecological methods. Evolution is largely absent from medical and public health training, yet is vital to tackling our most urgent health challenges, including emerging infectious diseases, the evolution of microbial resistance, increasing prevalence of autoimmune diseases, the obesity epidemic, threats to food safety, neurodegenerative disease, and cancer.
Who should apply?
The focus of the workshop is on computational approaches in evolutionary biology. We welcome applications from graduate students, postdocs and faculty in medical school departments or schools of public health, physicians, and veterinarians. We also encourage applications from advanced undergraduates interested in evolutionary medicine, and graduate students in organismal biology who wish to apply an evolutionary perspective to human or animal health.
Scholarship funds are available for applicants who are underrepresented in STEM, or who teach at minority-serving institutions.