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HSP Launches Clinical Diagnostic Fellowship for Melioidosis to Strengthen Capacity in Indonesia

The HSP Clinical Diagnostic Fellowship was created to supplement workshop training with intensive hands-on skill building and mentoring at a regional center of excellence for the diagnosis and reporting of infectious disease. The mentoring process includes the guided development of an implementation plan to ensure that diagnostic methods can be reliably replicated when the trainees return to their home institutions. Post-mentoring, Fellows are provided with small funding for the procurement of specialized reagents and supplies to encourage and accelerate implementation. Linkages created through this fellowship support real-time troubleshooting, longer-term knowledge and information sharing.  Post-training, Fellows serve as champions for capacity building and strengthening surveillance networks in the home country. In this case, the melioidosis fellowship will cover all expenses for the mentoring visit to the regional center of excellence at Sappasithiprasong Hospital in Ubon Ratchathani, northeast Thailand, coupled with a brief visit to the Mahidol University Oxford Research Unit in Bangkok.

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6 Comments on HSP Launches Clinical Diagnostic Fellowship for Melioidosis to Strengthen Capacity in Indonesia

  1. nain taara

    November 10, 2017 at 7:28 pm | Reply

    Hi Nain here ,kindly describe eligibility criteria.i am PhD student in clinical microbiology.biosafety officer as well can I apply

    1. Aimee Tandoi

      November 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm | Reply

      Hi Nain, thank you for reaching out! Please take a look at the application, as it outlines some specific questions for eligibility. I encourage you to apply – your application will be reviewed in its entirety! Thanks.

  2. Vincentius Arca Testamenti

    December 14, 2017 at 7:15 am | Reply

    Hello, I am Arca from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia.
    I submitted the application on Nov 29.

    Could you please inform me when will HSP announce the acceptance to the Diagnostic Fellowship?

    Thank you very much.

  3. Aimee Tandoi

    December 14, 2017 at 8:37 pm | Reply

    Hi Vincentius,

    The applications are still under review – we will get back to participants in early January with a decision. Thank you for your patience!

  4. Yunika Puspa Dewi

    February 19, 2018 at 1:35 am | Reply

    Hi, I am Yunika from Siloam Hospitals, Indonesia. I submitted the application in late Nov.
    As you informed that HSP would announce the acceptance to the Diagnostic Fellowhsip in early January and Now is already mid February, Can I presume that i didn’t get the Fellowship?
    Thank you very much.

  5. Aimee Tandoi

    February 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm | Reply

    Hi Yunika –

    We apologize, the review process is taking longer than expected. We will hopefully have all final decisions in the coming weeks and will be sure to email all applicants with a decision letter.

    Thank you.

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