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Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases


M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1992
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1995
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1998
MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1998


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine, 1995-2015
Infectious Diseases, 2000 to present

Clinical Summary

Dr. Seña served as the Medical and Laboratory Director at the Durham County Department of Public Health from 2000-2020. She attends in the UNC Infectious Diseases services including the immunocompromised host service, and has a clinic primarily for solid organ transplant recipients.


Research Summary

Dr. Seña has over 20 years of research experience in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), with a particular interest in diagnostics and therapeutic regimens for syphilis. She is a Co-Project Director for a cooperative research grant for Treponema pallidum vaccine development involving a global clinical research consortium with sites in Malawi, China, and Columbia.



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