Dec 09, 2019

Welcome Gary Webster

The Department of Internal Medicine welcomes Gary Webster as the new Division Administrator for the Division of Infectious Diseases.... Read More

Nov 25, 2019

CDC Spotlights ‘Deadly Threat’ of Antibiotic Resistance

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antimicrobial-resistant fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths a year in the United States, though many infectious disease experts, including Dr. Emily Spivak, believe deaths and illness from antibiotic resistance are much higher. ... Read More

Jun 03, 2019

Are Measles Really That Big of a Deal?

2019 has been the worst year for measles cases in 25 years. Dr. Sankar Swaminathan, MD, Division Chief of Infectious Diseases, discusses measles and the importance of vaccines on Top of Mind with Julie Rose podcast. ... Read More

Utahns Warned About Rare Polio-like Illness
Oct 16, 2018

Utahns Warned About Rare Polio-like Illness

With a recent spike in AFM cases, Andrew Pavia, MD (Infectious Disease) addresses the rarity of the disease and wants parents to know it is out there and how it's important to find out what's causing it. ... Read More

2017 Odell Young Investigator Award
Oct 17, 2017

2017 Odell Young Investigator Award

Daniel T. Leung, MD, was recognized as the recipient of the 2017 William D. Odell Young Investigator Award for demonstrating leadership potential, during the SSLIM’s Clinical Grand Rounds Alumni Weekend.... Read More

Jul 01, 2016

Adam Spivak, M.D. Receives Prestigious Award from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Adam Spivak M.D., VPCAT and KL2 scholar, and assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, has been selected to receive a Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The CSDA is a three year, $450,000 grant that will provide resources for Spivak to build upon recent discoveries and launch a career as an independent physician scientist focusing on improving the management of HIV infection. ... Read More

Hidden in Plain Sight: Well-Known Drug Could Yield New Treatment for Herpes Viruses
Apr 13, 2016

Sankar Swaminathan published in National Academy of Sciences

Today, there is only one class of antiviral medicines against herpesviruses – a family of viruses that cause mononucleosis, herpes, shingles, and meningitis among other illnesses – meaning options for treating these infections are limited. If viruses become resistant to these frontline treatments, a growing problem particularly in clinical settings, there are no alternative drugs to serve as backup. Read More

Aug 07, 2015

3 Faculty Positions Open

The Division of Infectious Diseases has 3 faculty positions open. For more information and to apply for the openings please follow the links. Read More

Aug 01, 2014

Welcome Dr. Daniel Leung

We would like to announce the addition of Dr. Daniel Leung to our Infectious Disease faculty. Prior to joining the University of Utah, Dr. Leung was an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, working in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where his research was focused on cholera immunology. In Utah, Dr. Leung will lead a laboratory focused on immunology of diarrheal diseases. Read More

Jun 05, 2014

Welcome 2014 Fellows

We are very pleased to announce our new ID fellows who have matched for July 2014. Welcome Dr. Anne Michal Stevens (Med College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee , Wisconsin), Dr. Tim Baures (Wayne State; Detroit, Michigan), and Dr. Vidya Jagadeesan (Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Baltimore, MD).... Read More

Sep 07, 2012

Dr Swaminathan, Li, and Verma Published in Journal of Virology

Dr. Sankar Swaminathan, Dajiang Li, and Dinesh Verma recently had their journal article "Binding of cellular export factor REF/Aly by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) ORF57 protein is not required for efficient KSHV lytic replication" published in the Journal of Virology.... Read More