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Infectious Diseases

Welcome to the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases! At the heart of our work is an unwavering commitment to improving the health and well-being of patients with infectious diseases. We value and respect every individual uniquely, and we are deeply passionate about training.

Serving patients with compassionate care, reducing the impact of infectious diseases through research, while training the leaders of tomorrow.


We believe everyone should be able to live a healthy, thriving life free of disease, and we are passionate about serving all individuals, without bias or judgement. From HIV and malaria to emerging pathogens like Ebola to Zika virus, our internationally recognized faculty specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases while also combating evolving health threats. As an academic subspecialty unit within the Department of Medicine, the Division of Infectious Diseases is deeply committed to training the next generation of infectious disease leaders through a broad range of education and research opportunities in North Carolina and around the world, through our affiliated Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases. We promote a culture where everyone feels valued, and we are proud of faculty, trainees and staff who work tirelessly for discovery and prevention, from community outreach to vaccine development. Thank you for your interest in UNC ID!

Our Core Pillars

The Division of Infectious Diseases is within the Department of Medicine, the largest department in the nation’s first public university. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and takes great pride in developing and outstanding physician leaders. Championing transformative research that advances medical practice, we strive to provide expert, compassionate care to all North Carolinians.

Training Research Patient Care

Reducing the impact of infectious diseases in all of the communities we serve.



Highest ranked university globally for COVID-19 research, according to Microsoft Academic


HIV research ranking of most influential institutions, according to Elsevier 


Best global university for infectious diseases ranking according to the U.S. News and World Report


in research grants in 2021

Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to the values and principles expressed by the UNC School of Medicine’s “Statement on Equity and Inclusion.”

Equity & Inclusion

Support Our Mission

At the heart of our work is a vision that everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy, thriving life free of disease. Your donations are vital to our mission! Consider making a gift that can support research for a disease that afflicts a friend, a loved one, or yourself.

Make a Gift

We are grateful for your support.