Through a mentored relationship with one of the faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases or collaborating programs, fellows will develop a primary research project that either builds on the fellow's current research interest or explores other areas of scientific or clinical interest. All fellows are encouraged and funded to attend a national scientific meeting germane to their project where they are expected to present the results of their research. All fellows are encouraged to submit their work for peer-reviewed publication.
Mentor-fellow arrangements are made early during the first year, after sufficient time has elapsed to become acquainted with the faculty and ongoing research opportunities. The total time devoted to research activities will depend on the fellow's long-term career objectives, but is expected to be at least twelve months in duration. A third fellowship research year can be arranged with the Program depending on mentor support and available funding.
Current research interests of the ID faculty and associated program faculty are broad, and include molecular pathogenesis, treatment and epidemiology of a wide range viral and bacterial infections; basic science and clinical based research with HIV; hospital epidemiology; epidemiology and mechanisms of antiviral and antibiotic resistance; pharmacokinetics and toxicity of antimicrobial agents; and clinical evaluation of new antimicrobial agents.