Reproductive Infectious Disease (RID) Fellowship

Investigator: Craig Cohen, MD, MPH
Sponsor: NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Location(s): United States


The UCSF Fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Disease (RID) brings together qualified and committed physicians (ob/gyn) and PhDs to develop expertise in STI and HIV research, and collaboratively make discoveries to combat these pandemics globally. The fellowship endeavors to provide trainees with the tools and experience necessary to develop into independent investigators and launch productive careers in the field of RID. During their three-year fellowship trainees benefit from:

  • Academic training including the conduct of clinical research

  • The opportunity to conduct all phases of research

  • Professional development training and support

  • A strong mentor relationship

  • International research experience in close collaboration with international investigators

  • Planning for the transition to become an independent investigators

  • Six months of clinical training in RID, including perinatal HIV management (for physicians), and broad exposure to the clinical management of RID (for PhDs)

  • Opportunity to attend on obstetric and gynecology services at San Francisco General Hospital.

The RID fellowship is directed by Craig Cohen, MD, MPH, and funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, with its unparalleled blend of diverse and global resources, along with partner institutions at UC Berkeley, the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the STD Control Branch of the California Department of Health Services, provides an excellent home for the RID fellowship program.

The RID Fellowship is open to physicians who will have completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency by July 1 of the academic year in which the fellowship is to begin, as well as postdoctoral (i.e. PhD) candidates who will have received their degrees in a related field by the same date. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or residents.