Program Strengths

  • State-of-the-art research conducted at the bedside and at the laboratory bench.
  • A hospital epidemiology program that offers trainees an in-depth experience in mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance; prevention of nosocomial infections; vaccine compliance and outcomes research.
  • A close relationship with the routine and special diagnostic microbiology laboratories, resulting in opportunities for specialized training. The clinical microbiology laboratory provides state-of-the-art methodologies in diagnostic microbiology and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
  • A master's degree program in The University of Iowa College of Public Health open to fellows who want formal training in epidemiology and biostatistics.
  • A regular weekly schedule of clinical conferences and research seminars, with frequent visits by leading infectious disease and other biomedical investigators from other institutions.
  • Regular medical student and internal medicine resident rotation through the clinical service.

An NIH interdisciplinary Infectious Diseases Training Grant funded since 1988 provides stipends for candidates who choose a career path in research and related basic science coursework.

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