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Immunology careers at the NIH, FDA and CDC: different paths that focus on advancing public health

Nature Immunology volume 16, pages 129132 (2015) | Download Citation

The NIH, FDA and CDC offer a wide spectrum of job opportunities focused on improving public health through the discovery and translation of research, the regulation of safe and effective medicines, and the protection of health security.

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  1. Marta Catalfamo is in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

    • Marta Catalfamo
  2. Alison Mawle is in the Office of the Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

    • Alison Mawle
  3. Daniela Verthelyi is in the Division of Therapeutic Proteins, Office of Biotechnology Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

    • Daniela Verthelyi


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