The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases focuses on diagnosing and treating infections. All of our diverse clinical, research, and educational activities come together to serve this end. Our Division provides inpatient consultation for children with unusual or severe infections, as well as assistance with infection control issues and management of infectious diseases. Our busy outpatient clinic provides specialized HIV care to HIV-infected children from North Carolina and adjacent states. We also offer outpatient consultation for children with a variety of infectious concerns.
All faculty members in the Division are active in research, with areas of interest and expertise ranging from basic science laboratory-based research to multicenter clinical trials. Investigators from our group lead multicenter clinical trials in the areas of treatment and prevention of HIV in children, neonatal infection, and infections in immunocompromised hosts. Others are leaders in basic science research in fungal, bacterial and viral pathogenesis.
The Division consistently has residents and students participating on the clinical service, with teaching focusing on the diagnosis and management of pediatric infectious diseases. In addition, select students and residents work with individual faculty members on independent or collaborative research projects. The faculty and fellow members of the Division provide lectures on a variety of infectious disease topics to medical students, residents and other members of the department and the university. Several Division members have received teaching awards from students and residents, demonstrating the importance the Division places on quality teaching by our faculty members.