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Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Medicas, Colombia


Vector-borne and emerging infections (leishmaniasis malaria, dengue), MDR/XDR TB, congenital and secondary syphilis, hospital-associated infections, drug resistance

LMIC Affiliation

Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Medicas (CIDEIM)

Site Description

Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM) is a Colombian public-private non-profit organization dedicated to conducting biomedical research in infectious diseases, developing research capacity in the Latin America and Caribbean region; and providing technical and scientific services. In response to local and regional health priorities, research at CIDEIM includes multidisciplinary investigations of leishmaniasis; emerging infectious diseases, such as syphilis, dengue, and other arbovirus diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti; drug-resistant malaria; MDR and XDR tuberculosis; and ecology and control of vectors for leishmaniasis, malaria, and dengue.

The training program is based at CIDEIM’s headquarters, in Cali, Colombia. In addition, there is a CIDEIM clinical research facility in Tumaco on the Pacific coast. Training and research activities may be conducted in collaboration with partner institutions in Cali, including Universidad Icesi, Universidad del Valle, Hospital Universitario del Valle, and Fundación Valle del Lili.

CIDEIM investigators and faculty of the Yale School of Public Health have jointly conducted NIH-supported research and training since 2003. The longstanding CIDEIM/Yale collaboration includes a Fogarty Global Infectious Disease Training Program (Project No. 5D43TW006589), now in its fourth 5-year cycle. CIDEIM has hosted numerous students, trainees, and visiting scholars with support from a variety of sources, including the Yale Downs Fellowship, Fulbright, and Howard Hughes.

Site Mentors

Mayur M. Desai, PhD, MPH, FACE, Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, YSPH; Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program; Core Faculty, National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale

Nancy Gore Saravia, PhD, Director, CIDEIM; Professor Adjunct of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), YSPH

Christian Tschudi, PhD, John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director of Graduate Studies, YSPH