Infectious Diseases

Epithelial cells infected with a recombinant Epstein-Barr virus engineered to express green fluorescent protein. Nuclei are stained red due to expression of a viral protein in the nucleus.

Infectious Diseases

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Rhodococcus Equii, a rare bacterial infection that may affect patients with weakened immune systems.

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Division of
Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Division(a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine) has 12 full-time faculty at the University of Utah Medical Center and 13 affiliated faculty at LDS, IMC and the VA hospital who are actively involved in clinical, educational and research endeavors in infectious diseases.

Clinical Care:

Our goal is to prevent, treat and care for patients with infectious diseases in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

The division provides general ID, HIV and Immunocompromised inpatient consultation services at the University of Utah Medical Center and at LDS Hospital, IMC and the VA. The division also has active programs in antibiotic stewardship, infection control and early epidemic investigation.

In Clinic 1A, our providers see patients with general infectious disease problems such as osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and endocarditis. Specialty clinics, specializing in HIV, travel and tropical medicine, transplant infectious diseases, and immunology are available to better serve patients with those needs.

In addition, we run outreach clinics for HIV patients at the Utah prison and in St George and oversee the sexually transmitted disease clinic at the Salt Lake Valley Health Department.

Research:

Our faculty are active in both laboratory and clinical research, with a focus on the pathogenesis of infectious diseases.

Our specific research interests include:

1- Epstein Barr virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, HIV, and Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpes virus.

2- Opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts especially cytomegalovirus (CMV) and invasive fungal infections.

3- Malaria and its complications; Geosentinel surveillance of infections in returning travelers.

4- Viral triggers of multiple sclerosis.

5- Antibiotic resistance, MRSA and antibiotic stewardship.

6- Immunology of diarrheal diseases and gut dysfunction in returning travelers

Employment:

Job Description

The Infectious Disease Division at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine is recruiting for a Clinical track faculty position with a focus on Travel, Tropical medicine and Global Health. The successful candidate must hold an M.D. with board certification in Internal Medicine and be BC/BE in Infectious Diseases while possessing or being eligible for a UT medical license. This position will involve working in the travel medicine program and attending on the inpatient Infectious Diseases consultation service.  The Travel Medicine program provides pre-travel and post-travel care and participates in the GeoSentinel program.  We also provide support and supervision to a broad network of public health clinics in Utah that provide travel services and immunizations. The level of appointment will be based on the applicant’s prior experience and qualifications. Experience in travel and tropical medicine is required.

For More Information & to apply: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/39911

Job Description

Infectious Diseases Clinician (Transplant Infectious Diseases Clinician). The Infectious Disease Division at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine is recruiting for a Clinical track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, academic rank dependent on qualifications. The successful candidate must hold an M.D. with board certification in Internal Medicine and be BC/BE in Infectious Diseases possessing or being eligible for a UT medical license. This position will primarily involve attending on the Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases inpatient consultation services with opportunities for teaching and research. Experience in Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases is required.

For More Information & to apply: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/40286

Job Description

Infectious Diseases Clinician. The Infectious Disease Division at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine is recruiting for a Clinical track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, academic rank dependent on qualifications. The successful candidate must hold an M.D. with board certification in Internal Medicine and be BC/BE in Infectious Diseases possessing or being eligible for a UT medical license. This position will primarily involve attending on the Immunocompromised Host and General Infectious Diseases inpatient consultation services with opportunities for teaching and research. Experience and interest in antibiotic stewardship would also be desirable.

For More Information & to apply: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/40834

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