Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Education and Research
The division has 16 full-time faculty members at the VCU Medical Center and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. There are four infectious diseases fellows at various stages in their training. Five of the faculty members are supported by competitive federal or Veteran’s Affairs grants that fund research into interventional strategies in the care of AIDS patients, viral hepatitis, the molecular basis of antibiotic resistance in staphylococci and the host response to intracellular pathogens. Four faculty members are funded in part by grants including the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, the International Network for Global HIV Therapy and the AIDS Education and Training Center grants. Industry-sponsored clinical trials assess the efficacy of new antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial compounds.
The departments of Internal Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology co-administer a National Institutes of Health training grant that supports basic science research in the molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases. Full-time faculty members are assisted in both clinical and research endeavors by active affiliate faculty in the departments of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Hepatology, as well as the School of Pharmacy.