Division of

Infectious Diseases

Medical Students, Residents, PhD Students and Postdoctral Fellows

Training for Medical Students

The Division of Infectious Diseases offers curriculum direction and instruction on the medical courses listed below. In addition, ID clinical and research training for medical students can be coordinated with any ID faculty member within any of our clinical programs or research laboratories by sending your CV and cover letter indicating your area of interest to Dr. Beej Macatangay (macatangaybj@upmc.edu). The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has consistently recognized ID faculty for excellence in medical education and strong mentorship relationships.

  1. Medical Microbiology course MS-I
  2. First Look clinical rotations at HIV clinic and ID consult rounding MS-I
  3. Clinical Infectious diseases lectures in GI , Renal and Pulmonary block MS-II
  4. Clinical Pharmacology MS-IV
  5. Inpatient subspecialty rotations on ID consult services at MUH/PUH, and VA (Surgical ID, General ID). Daily lectures on ID topics by ID fellows and faculty MS-III/IV
  6. Outpatient HIV clinic (PACT) rotation. Daily teaching sessions, HIV focused lectures and case conferences MS III/IV
  7. Laboratory rotations for the summer or extra year.
  8. Scholarly projects

 

Training for Medical Residents

 The Division of Infectious Diseases offers many Medicine Resident training opportunities within any of our clinical programs and research laboratories. If you are interested in exploring ID for sub-specialty training, please send your CV and cover letter indicating the area of interest to Dr. Beej Macatangay (macatangaybj@upmc.edu). An introductory meeting will be arranged to discuss options available to you. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has consistently recognized ID faculty for teaching and mentoring excellence.

  1. Inpatient subspecialty rotations on ID consult services at MUH/PUH, and VA (Surgical ID, General ID, Transplant ID). Daily lectures on ID topics given by ID fellows and faculty.
  2. Outpatient HIV clinic (PACT) rotation. Daily teaching sessions, HIV focused lectures and case conferences
  3. Laboratory and clinical research projects
  4. QI projects

 

Training for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

 Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to work in dynamic and interactive research groups in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Our laboratories conduct state-of-the-art basic, translational, and clinical research focused on Gram-negative bacteria, fungi, HIV, and emerging/opportunistic pathogens. Our teaching mission is to provide the expertise and foundation for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to become well-rounded, independent scientists. Training in the Division involves mentorship in the technical expertise to conduct research studies, stimulation of ideas and hypotheses on important questions in infectious disease research, refinement of written and oral presentation skills, and cultivation of collaborations with others.

Division of Infectious Diseases faculty members train graduate students from the School of Medicine Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Program, the School of Medicine Program in Microbiology and Immunology and from the Graduate School of Public Health Departments of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and Epidemiology. In addition to required course work, our students formulate specific aims for their thesis projects and perform laboratory experiments to address important scientific questions pertaining to human infectious diseases. Both postdoctoral fellows and graduate students have the opportunity to discuss their research findings in a variety of local settings, from informal laboratory meetings to formal research retreats, and national and international conferences, in which they increase their presentation skills and engage in scientific discussions with researchers inside and outside of their field of study.

The studies performed in Division laboratories incorporate many technologies, methods, and disciplines, including:

  • Antibody therapeutics
  • Mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions
  • Molecular pathogenesis
  • Single molecule and single particle imaging
  • Drug discovery
  • Mechanisms of drug resistance
  • Animal models of disease
  • Immunology and host defenses
  • Microbiome characterization
  • Whole genome and single genome sequencing of pathogens
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Diagnostics
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Novel treatment interventions and prevention methods
  • Spatio-temporal evolution of pathogens
  • Bioinformatics

 

 

Division of Infectious Diseases
Academic Administrative Office

818 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-383-7963

Center for Care of Infectious Diseases

Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Patient Appointments: 412-647-7228