Infectious Diseases Research
The Section on Infectious Diseases has a cadre of clinician-scientists with broad areas of interest, and chosen to build the Section around clinical breadth while focusing on collaborative, translational research with partners in many areas of the Medical Center. Collaborations include faculty with cross appointments in Hematology/Oncology, Microbiology/Immunology, Molecular Medicine, the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging, Public Health Sciences, and the North Carolina Baptist Hospital Departments of Pharmacy and Infection Control.
This year, in the Section on Infectious Diseases, external research funding exceeded $2.5 million. The Section is currently conducting 20 clinical research trials in areas that include HIV and other immuno-compromised patients, antimicrobial therapy, and vaccines. Extramurally funded basic and translational research activities focus on transmission of infections,HIV, antimicrobial resistance, infections in the elderly, hepatitis B and C, and viral bacterial interactions.