Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health

The UVA Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health has a long tradition of excellence in research, patient care and education. Division faculty are extending the tradition into new frontiers of research, and training a new generation of physician-scientists to meet the challenges of infectious diseases in an increasingly “flat” global community.

Research is supported by more than $29 million in annual extramural funding in 8 departments and 4 divisions in the School of Medicine, including global health initiatives supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the NIH, and carried out with partners in countries around the world, among them Bangladesh, Brazil, Haiti, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program

The University of Virginia's Division of Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program program offers rigorous training and supervised experience with faculty members who have broad clinical and research expertise. Watch our video to learn more.

Fellowship Applications

The goal the division’s training programs is to prepare students and fellows as independent investigators in the field of infectious diseases. Our philosophy is that interactions between basic scientists and clinicians in research and during training are essential for the breakthroughs and discoveries needed in this field.

An artist's rendering of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.

UVA Joins U.S. Network Preparing for Infectious Disease Threats

Researchers at the School of Medicine and the UVA Biocomplexity Institute have been selected to help establish a national pathogen genomics surveillance network.

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Shannon Moonah works at a bench in his lab.

Saving Kids From Dangerous Infections – With An Amoeba

Efforts to use a harmless amoeba to protect children from dangerous infections has won $300,000 in support from The Hartwell Foundation.

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Photo of UVA Drs. Scott Heysell and Stellah Mpagama

Important Progress in the Global Battle Against Tuberculosis

School of Medicine researchers have shed new light on the intersection of malnutrition and tuberculosis. They've also received a $1.25 million grant to train the next generation of front-line soldiers in the war against the disease.

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Research in Motion - Eric Houpt, MD

“The main focus of my research is to develop molecular tools, think of it like a magnifying glass, that can really finely diagnose the cause of different infections. We apply this to lung diseases, childhood infections, and diarrheal diseases.” —Eric Houpt, MD


"Dr Amy Mather's efforts have been absolutely critical in allowing us to address and understand this pandemic.." ~ Mitchell H. Rosner, MD MACP, Chair, Department of Medicine

Doctors at the University of Virginia Medical Center wanted to test patients who may be infected by the novel coronavirus. First, they had to overcome obstacles that set them back weeks

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Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE)

CGHE works to support the development of global health leaders and global health capacity with partner institutions, organizations, faculty and students

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Division of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Research and Educational Update – May 2024

Message from Michael Nelson MD PhD, Division Chief Asthma, Allergy & Immunology As the end of another academic year approaches, I look back over the excitement of the past year…

Message from the Chair – May 2024

I hope everyone is doing great. This month’s Medicine Matters is an excellent example of our amazing community in the Department of Medicine. Not only are we surrounded by world-class…

Hematology Oncology Research and Education Update – April 2024

Message from Karen Ballen MD, Division of Hematology & Oncology Chief I am so proud to present the accomplishments of our incredible Hematology/Oncology team. We have had another banner year…

Message from the Chair – April 2024

As I look back at my nearly 15 years as Department Chair, one of the areas that I am most proud of is the growth and excellence in the Division…

Message from the Chair – March 2024

I always feel that February is a long month, and it is even longer this year. The days remain short, and the weather stays cold. Thus, I always look forward…