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Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Research

The Infectious Diseases Division is home to a range of research programs that aim to improve the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.  Specific research focuses include the care and treatment of HIV and AIDS, HIV coinfection with tuberculosis or hepatitis C, global health (in particular the immunogenicity and risks of current polio vaccines), transplant infectious diseases, hospital epidemiology, and biofilms and microbial adherence.  Research undertaken by the division receives support from a number of sources, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Doris Duke Foundation.

The EVMS Infectious Diseases Division has several unique features that provide a variety of research opportunities for trainees and faculty.  These include the EVMS Center for the Comprehensive Care of Immune Deficiency (C3ID), where >2000 HIV-infected individuals receive comprehensive HIV care, and our affiliation with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where 100 renal transplants, 10-25 heart transplants, and 50 new VAD implantations are performed annually.  Both C3ID and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital have electronic medical records that can be utilized for retrospective studies.  Furthermore, collaboration with the EVMS Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology allows for laboratory-based research projects.