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Infectious Diseases

We provide Infectious Diseases Consultation Services for Neonates through young adults. These include patients coming in with a variety of common and rare Infectious Diseases including periodic fevers, Lyme disease, Long Haul COVID, tick-borne diseases, bone infections (osteomyelitis), joint infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, congenital infections and transplant infectious diseases, among other diseases.

Pillars of our Division

1) Clinical:

a. Core values: respectful; compassionate; collaborative; responsive; service-oriented; family-centered
b. Clinical excellence: evidence-based; up to date; open-minded; collegial
c. Multidisciplinary: provide a team-driven approach to comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults

2) Medical Education:

a. Academic environment: promote a stimulating setting to support the medical, scientific, and professional advancement of team members
b. Educational activities: establish cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional educational forums
c. Interaction: host interactive exchanges with educators from the US and abroad.

3) Scholarly activities:

a. Generate new knowledge: expand our research programs through grant support and pioneering science
b. Domains: clinical, translational, and basic science research; guideline and clinical pathways development; antimicrobial stewardship, infection control & prevention, immunocompromised host, medical education, and public health
c. Engagement: encourage interaction with scholars from the US and abroad through conferences, research grants, publications and national and international committees
d. Mentorship: support research activities through expert scholarship oversight

4) Global Health

a. Action: think and act locally and globally
b. Collaborations: establish and strengthen collaborative scholarly activities with colleagues abroad to train the next generation of physician-scientists
c. Exchanges: establish bidirectional interactions in the fields of infectious diseases, pharmacy, epidemiology and biomedical research

5) Community outreach:

a. Education: engage the community through social media and outreach
b. Advocacy: promote vaccinations and preventive healthcare
c. Support: ensure accessibility for community physicians
d. Community collaboration: work with agencies and consumers devoted to HIV prevention and linkage to care

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