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Education & Training

Anu Osinusi"Not only is the work being done world-renowned, but IHV also recognizes that mentorship is important. They give young investigators and junior people opportunities to lead projects, contribute, and help them grow their careers."

--Former trainee, Dr. Anu Osinusi

IHV is committed to training the next generation of researchers and healthcare workers. Our trainees have gone on to successful careers running their own research laboratories, caring for patients in the U.S. and abroad, leading drug development efforts from the bench to the clinic and more.

Learn about the education programs at the Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity (Ciheb)

A student at a lab bench pipettingGraduate Education

Students in IHV participate in one of the five Ph.D. tracts at the UM School of Medicine‚Äôs Graduate Program in Life Sciences:

- Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
- Epidemiology & Human Genetics
- Gerontology
- Molecular Medicine
- Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Learn More about the Graduate Program in Life Sciences.

Through the Fogarty Epidemiology Research Training for Public Health Impact Program (Epi-Nigeria), UMB offers either an online mentored distance-learning Master of Science in Health Sciences or a PhD in epidemiology with distance and Baltimore-based components. Contact Joyce Johnson for more information.

The Ciheb Interprofession Collaboration program works through UMB's Center for Global Engagement Interprofessional Global Grant Program with the School of Social Work on care in Botswana and Baltimore, bringing students from seven graduate schools together to participate in coursework in Baltimore and a two-week stint in Botswana.


a postdoctoral fellow showing something to her mentorPostdoctoral Fellowships

At IHV, postdoctoral fellows make valuable contributions the research and intellectual community. The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars provides support and a community that helps trainees develop skills for success and prepare for the next stage in their career.

Visit the University of Maryland School of Medicine Jobs Portal for available positions.


A tech teaches a health care provider to use an electronic medical record programClinical Training

The Maeve Kennedy McKean Global Public Health Fellowship trainee works with the Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity team on efforts to end the HIV epidemic in Africa. 

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the University of Maryland is designed to train fellows to be leaders in the treatment and research of infectious diseases. The two-year program accepts seven fellows each year. 

The chronic, complicated nature of HIV/AIDS requires that each country possess an adequate, local base of expertise and high technical capacity. The International Preceptorship in HIV and Infectious Diseases (IPHID) program was developed to provide country-level practitioners, technical leaders, and policy makers with rapid, high-level, advanced training in comprehensive management of HIV and related illnesses. 

In the Global Health Scholars rotation program, Ciheb works with the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia to provide UMB students, residents, and fellows with an interest in global health an opportunity for one-month of clinical experience in tropical infectious diseases in a resource-limited setting. 

In the Ciheb Workforce Development program, staff have an opportunity to take coursework at the UMB Graduate School to develop professionally, work towards degree, or earn a Certificate in Clinical Research. Contact David Riedel for more information about this program and the other Clinical Training programs above.

The IHV is a site for the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), which offers an education and clinical training, as well as consultation services for area healthcare providers on HIV care, treatment, and prevention. Please contact Abby Plusen for more information.