CHRISTINE HICE AWARDED THE FIRST ROBERT E. SHOPE, M.D., FELLOWSHIP IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Photo of Dr. Christine HiceDr. Christine Hice, a Research Assistant Professor working with Distinguished Professor James H. Brown, has been selected to receive the first Robert E. Shope, M.D., Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, given by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). Dr. Hice will receive the award at the next American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting, to be held November 12-16, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. ASTMH established this fellowship to memorialize Robert E. Shope, M.D., a past president and beloved member of the Society. Bob Shope was a clinician, virologist, epidemiologist and more.

The Robert E. Shope Fellowship in Infectious Diseases provides international training opportunities in arbovirology and emerging diseases for those with an M.D., D.V.M., Ph.D. or related doctoral degree. The award recipient, selected by the Robert E. Shope International Fellowship Committee, is given $10,000 to defray travel costs, living expenses and/or research abroad and is expected be involved in aspects of studies of arbovirology and/or emerging diseases, from clinical to field to laboratory studies. The recipient also is required to prepare a report describing his or her experiences, and may be invited to make a presentation at the society’s annual meeting.

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