The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE (Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement) Fellowship supports public health research and professional development in the areas of infectious diseases and health disparities, with a special focus on increasing knowledge and interest in public health research careers among students from underrepresented populations.

The nine-week fellowship program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop professional leadership skills in the public health field.

Please Note:

Due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC’s role in leading the pandemic response, all Center for Diversity summer programs, including the MCHC/RISE-UP and Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship, will be virtual.  Please visit this website and the CDC website for up-to-date information on program modifications.

2021 Planned Program Activities

Ferguson RISE Frequently Asked Questions

2018 Ferguson RISE Summer Symposium Videos