Overview

The ID fellowship program at UNC offers a broad range of research and clinical opportunities, both local and international, all supported by nationally recognized faculty.
Here are some of the program's highlights:

  • More than 25 full-time attending faculty physicians who are conducting cutting-edge laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research supported by over $12 million in annual funding from the CDC, NIH, Agency for Health Care Research, and the Doris Duke and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations
  • Faculty research covering broad range of disciplines related to infectious diseases: clinical infectious disease, tropical medicine, emerging infections and biodefense, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, epidemiology and health behavior.
  • A highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment where infectious disease faculty engage in a host of projects with researchers in the schools of medicine, global public health, pharmacy, nursing and dentistry
  • The opportunity for fellows interested in laboratory careers to work with faculty who are conducting cutting edge, NIH-funded research on SARS, Avian influenza, HIV, KSHV, EBV, Yersinia, cryptococcus, TB, Dengue, malaria, trypansomiasis and innate immunity
  • A busy clinical service at UNC Hospitals, a public facility, providing treatment for the full range of infectious diseases, including a busy organ transplant service, the only burn center in the region, and a bone marrow transplant unit
  • State-of-the-art electronic medical records at UNC Hospitals, allowing for all clinical data and notes to be viewed and completed off site
  • Opportunities for general ID training in a busy community hospital and specialized STD and TB training at the Durham County Health Department
  • Two NIH training grants funded for 30 years
  • Recruitment based on academic potential, a consistent track record in placing graduates in academic or related professional jobs
  • Research programs in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Russia, China, South America and the Caribbean with the option to complete fellowship training in Malawi
  • Convenient campus: all research labs, clinical research programs, faculty in the various schools, and UNC Hospitals are within two blocks of each other, a concrete expression of the cooperative nature of our program
  • Ability to obtain either a master’s or doctorate in public health (usually epidemiology)
  • Close cooperation with the NC Department of Health and Human Services and access to electronic files of reportable communicable diseases for research purposes
  • A collegial and lively weekly clinical case conference
  • An interactive weekly ID research conference presenting a broad range of topics from both local and national investigators