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

Eczema Treatment Cuts Risk of Death From COVID-19

A monoclonal antibody used to treat asthma and eczema can improve survival for patients with moderate to severe COVID-19, a clinical trial at UVA Health suggests.

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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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Jason Papin in his lab

Powerful Computer Models ID Weaknesses in Deadly C. difficile

The researchers say their new work represents a significant step forward in the use of a form of predictive computer modeling called GENREs to battle infectious diseases.

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Dr. Amy Mathers

Innovator of the Year Made Herculean Efforts Throughout the Pandemic

At the beginning of the pandemic, when federal health agencies couldn’t provide enough COVID-19 tests, Mathers worked with Melinda Poulter to help create in-house tests to meet the demand at UVA and at hospitals across the state. But she was just getting started.

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"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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Medicine Matters Newsletter – March 2023

In this month’s Medicine Matters, we are pleased to feature the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, as well as the many achievements, research items, and personal profiles of our faculty…

Message from the Chair – March 2023

As I sat down to reflect on this edition of Medicine Matters, I wanted to discuss something weighing on my mind, and I suspect many of your minds as well.…

Pulmonary and Critical Care Research and Education Updates – March 2023

Message from Imre Noth, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division Chief What a difference a year makes! Our fantastic faculty have come into 2023 stronger and smiling after putting COVID-19…

Endocrinology and Metabolism Research and Education Updates – February 2023

[caption id="attachment_23718" align="alignleft" width="250"] Dr. Christopher McCartney[/caption] Message from Christopher R. McCartney MD, Endocrinology and Metabolism Interim Division Chief The endocrine division continued to face several challenges in 2022—primarily related…

Medicine Matters Newsletter – February 2023

In this month’s Medicine Matters, we are pleased to feature the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, as well as the many achievements, research items, and personal profiles of our faculty and…

Message from the Chair – February 2023

Welcome to this month’s edition of Medicine Matters. This edition is an excellent example of the excellence and dedication of our faculty and staff. When you scroll through the pages,…


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