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.

UVA Research Reveals Unseen Infections Harming World’s Children

Up to 30 percent of children in low-resource countries suffer from stunted growth. Two new studies show that many children are carrying harmful infections that ultimately prevent them from reaching their full potential and perpetuate a vicious cycle of poverty.
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ID Division Expansion with Addition of OPAT Service

The ID Division provides a safety net for patients leaving UVA hospital with intravenous antimicrobials. Last year, this safety net was expanded by the initiation of the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Service team of ID physicians.
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UVA Research Team Creates One-of-a-Kind Database

A team of University of Virginia researchers have put the finishing touches on what they believe is the only geo-located database of HIV research conducted in Russia and former Soviet Union countries.
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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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Infectious Diseases Fellow Profile – Tarina Parpia

I was born and raised in Dallas, TX (I’m a Cowboys fan). I went to Vanderbilt for college and Georgetown for medical school and Med/Peds residency. I decided I wanted…

Infectious Diseases Faculty Profile – Elizabeth Rogawski

I have been at UVA since July 2015, after graduating with my PhD in epidemiology from UNC-Chapel Hill. I started as a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Global Health.…

Infectious Diseases Faculty Profile – Greg Madden

What brought you to Charlottesville? I am a proud double-Hoo, having attended UVA for Medical School and Infectious Diseases Fellowship. I was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and grew up on…

Infectious Diseases Staff Profile – Charlotte Lewis

I am a product of two cultures. I grew up in a bilingual household, with an American father and German mother. Growing up, it was important to my parents that…

Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health Annual Update & Feature – January 2021

COVID EFFORTS AND ITEMS OF NOTE • Drs. Sifri, Jackson, Bell, Mathers, Platts-Mills, Donowitz, Muto, McManus, Hogan, Enfield, and Madden have staffed the Hospital Epidemiologist/COVID pager 24/7 since March 11…

Message from Dr. Eric Houpt, Division Chief, Infectious Diseases and International Health

Eric Houpt, MD 2020 will go down in infamy, and it is great to have it behind us. The Infectious Diseases and International Health Division continued our everyday work in…


Congrats to UVA ID fellow Dr. Stacy Park and her mentor Dr. Amy Mathers on their recent important stewardship paper:

Consecutive antibiotic shortages highlight discrepancies between microbiology and prescribing practices for intra-abdominal infections https://aac.asm.org/content/early/2021/02/11/AAC.01980-20

An incredible research effort led by Dr. Bill Petri and our @UVA_ID team. This new #COVID19 vaccine could offer an alternative to the traditional shot. https://www.wtkr.com/news/coronavirus/uva-researchers-developing-intranasal-covid-19-vaccine

Every day we are fortunate to work alongside our talented ID fellows. They are valued crucial partners in fulfilling each of our missions of clinical care, education & research. Fellows, this week we are particularly happy to join UVA GME to say THANK YOU for all you do!!



Really nice report on the use of convalescent plasma for #COVIDー19 from our @UVA_ID colleagues. Bottom line - there’s potential for benefit but patient selection and timing is tricky. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.16.21251849v1

Q&A: What New COVID-19 Variants Mean For Our Vaccine Options | Learn more: http://at.virginia.edu/3s41haL | #uva #uvahealth #uvaschoolofmedicine #COVID19 #COVIDVaccination

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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.

Center for Global Health (CGH)

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

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