Letter from the Program Director
Dear Colleagues and Future Trainees,
As Director of the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship training program, it is a true privilege to welcome a new group of talented physicians each year to a program that provides outstanding clinical and research training in Infectious Diseases. Our ID training program provides a dynamic training environment that prepares our trainees to become future leaders in the field of Infectious Diseases.
Our highly successful faculty have a broad range of Infectious Diseases expertise and we provide a wide variety of clinical training experiences in General Infectious Diseases and Immunocompromised Host ID in the inpatient setting, as well as outpatient General ID and HIV Medicine. In addition, fellows have dedicated rotations in Hospital Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT), and at the Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic at the Durham County Department of Health that allow them to gain familiarity with programmatic as well as patient care aspects of those sub-specialty areas.
Our program has a remarkable track record of placing trainees into academic research and public health leadership positions. We excel at fostering careers of clinician scientists across a range of interests from clinical and epidemiologic to translational and basic science research. In addition to successful applications with the NIH, our fellows have secured major foundation and professional society awards from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ASTMH, IDSA, and ASM. Please visit Our Trainees to find more detailed information on our former trainees’ success at attaining academic research positions and career development funding. Fellows interested in advanced training in epidemiology/clinical research can pursue a Masters in Public Health (MPH) or Clinical Research (MSCR) at Gillings School of Global Public Health (ranked #2 in the nation). We have a strong global health research program under the umbrella of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID) operating in Africa, Southeast Asia, China, and Latin America, and are one of the only ID programs in the nation with ACGME approved clinical training at international sites. Additionally, there are opportunities to work with faculty across the UNC Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as across the larger UNC campus.
To ensure success at career development we have a flexible training program in which we establish strong, individualized mentorship for our fellows early in training and provide opportunities for development of clinical expertise and research skills essential for tomorrow’s leaders in Infectious Diseases. I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our ID Fellowship training program and the opportunities that training at UNC will provide along the road to a rewarding career in Infectious Diseases.
Michelle Floris-Moore, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, UNC Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program