Christopher Sellers Appointed ID Fellowship Director
Joe Eron, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases in the UNC Department of Medicine, has announced that Christopher Sellers, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine and medical director of the Wake County Human Services HIV and STI Clinics, will take over as Fellowship Program Director starting in July.
“Chris trained in our division, and has been an energetic contributor to fellowship training on Gen A and at the Wake County Health Department, as well as a member of the ID Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee and the Steering Committee for the new Joint ID/EIS program,” said Dr. Eron. “He is a wonderful teacher and a terrific clinician and is passionate about training the next generation of infectious disease specialists.”
“We are indebted to Michelle Floris-Moore for her leadership of the program for the last six years. The success of our trainees is a tribute to her dedication to the role and her tireless efforts to guide our fellows through clinical training, research experiences and career development. Thank you again, Michelle, and welcome Chris!”
Welcome to Incoming ID Fellows, Starting July 1
Overview of the UNC Infectious Diseases Training Program
The UNC Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a subspecialty training program that represents a hallmark of excellence in research, providing opportunities to train physicians to become future leaders in the infectious diseases field. UNC’s program offers world-class clinical training, protected research training, and individualized mentorship and career development. Clinical training is provided through an ACGME accredited training program for ABIM subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases. Clinical training is primarily carried out at UNC with outstanding faculty in the division of infectious diseases which ranks #6 in the country in HIV care.
Research training is available across a number of disciplines, including the federally funded training programs managed by the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, such as the STI/HIV T32 and the ID Pathogenesis T32 training programs. Marla Allen, MPH, is the ID Fellowship Coordinator.
CDC Disease Detectives, a New Opportunity for ID Training
UNC is one of 11 ID fellowship programs across the country participating in the first year of the ID/EIS pilot. The Infectious Diseases Society of American (IDSA), with funding provided by CDC, has created a joint infectious diseases and CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship pilot program for ID physicians. The four-year pilot program streamlines a career path for applicants interested in both the ID fellowship and EIS program. UNC will begin accepting applications from candidates in spring 2023 to start the fellowship in July 2024. Learn more.