Welcome from the Chief

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Welcome from the Chief


UVA Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health  has a long tradition of excellence in research, patient care and education. Historically it has been an area of special strength in the School of Medicine. Today, division faculty are extending that tradition of excellence into new frontiers of research and innovative models of patient care, while training a new generation of physician-scientists to meet the challenges of infectious diseases in an increasingly “flat” global community.

Research activities are supported by $21 million in annual extramural funding, and include global health initiatives supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the NIH and carried out with partners on the ground in Bangladesh, Brazil, Haiti, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and other countries around the world.

There has never been a more challenging -- and more exciting -- time for teachers, researchers and clinicians in infectious diseases and international health. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our fellowship program; our clinical and research faculty; and our clinical services. View our 2014 annual report for a more in-depth look at the division's recent activities.

- William A. Petri, Jr. MD, PhD
Division Chief