A broad range of clinical, epidemiologic, and laboratory research opportunities are available. Fellows have the opportunity to develop an individualized research program that will prepare them for their future career plans. Fellows have the opportunity of developing a research program with clinical investigators and basic scientists at one of our institutions, including the University of Illinois Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy and the University of Illinois School of Public Health. Each trainee develops a program in conjunction with a faculty research advisor who works with the Fellow throughout the period of training. Research plans are reviewed and approved by the Fellowship Program Committee. Fellows will receive written evaluations of their progress and research skills from their preceptors and will have a number of different lectures and experiences that will assure success in their research efforts, including the sessions on study design and biostatistics during journal club, faculty research presentations, and the lectures on conducting research given at the departmental lecture series. New trainees are provided with a list of faculty publications showing the research activities of the sections at each of the training sites.
Faculty Areas of Research/Interest
James Cook, MD
- Studies of innate immunity to infectious agents and neoplastic cells. Studies of adenovirus E1A oncogene regulation of mammalian cell responses to injury induced, proapoptotic cell death responses. Studies of the role of the macrophage in anthrax infection and fatal shock response.
- Mycobacterial Diseases
Max Brito, MD
- Hepatitis C/ HIV co-infection
- International Health
- Medical Education
Nina Clark, MD
- Infections in transplant recipients
- Pathogenesis and treatment of fungal infections
Ronald Hershow, MD, MPH ( School of Public Health )
- Human immunodeficiency virus in women, hepatitis C virus infection, and nosocomial infections. Viral coinfections and other cofactors that may influence HIV disease progression
- Early natural history of hepatitis C virus infection
- Prevention of infectious disease morbidity in substance users
- Epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms in hospitals.
Richard Novak, MD
- Immunopathogenesis of HIV in the female genital tract
- HIV vaccines
Jonathan Uy, MD
- Antiretroviral therapy and clinical trials
- HIV drug resistance
- Genomics and HIV therapy
- Automated clinical decision support systems and HIV care
- Antiretroviral therapy in developing countries
Peter Williamson, MD
- Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of mycoses, particularly, the AIDS-related pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans.