Our divisions’ faculty members are engaged in impactful, internationally recognized research in multiple aspects of infectious diseases from basic science to translational, immunology, invasive fungal infections, quality improvement, infection control, HIV, COVID-19 and vaccines.

To learn more about faculty research projects, please visit the division’s Research page.

Fellowship Research Highlights:

  • Early in the academic year fellows are presented with ongoing research activities within the division and faculty research interests are highlighted. This allows the fellows to identify a research mentor and initiate research activities early on.
  • Fellows are assigned 3-4 dedicated research blocks each year.
  • Research mentors are designated at the major training sites, UT Health San Antonio and Veterans Affairs to facilitate selection of appropriate projects based on each individual fellows research interest and goals.
  • Collaborative research opportunities across various infectious diseases disciplines (pharmacy, microbiology, public health).
  • A third year of training is available and approved via the ACGME, contingent on funding, for fellows with a goal of a career in academic infectious diseases emphasizing specific clinical or research goals. Fellows pursuing this additional years of training will work closely with a faculty mentor with supervision and regulatory assessments by the program director.
  • Divisional support for submitting research work to local, national meetings and for publication.

Areas of Research

UT Health ECHO®

UT Health San Antonio ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) uses the model to partner with providers and healthcare workers in underserved communities to increase their knowledge in a specific healthcare area so that they can provide necessary care to patients in their communities. Fellows routinely present and participate in the HIV and HIV/Hepatitis Coinfection ECHO series.

Learn more about ECHO

Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course

Fellows are encouraged to participate in a division sponsored Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course. The Clinical Safety and Effectiveness course is a UT System-wide course that concentrates on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. It is modeled after Dr. Brent James´ Advanced Training Program at Intermountain Health Care, Utah. The course is seven days, over eight hours a day, over eight months, offered once a year. The curriculum emphasizes quality concepts and evidence-based medicine including patient safety, quality improvement, quality tools, teamwork, disclosing adverse events, and return on investment. The course is project-based, utilizing quality concepts and tools which a trainee along with a faculty mentor and a multidisciplinary team enter.

Learn more about the CSE