Infectious Disease Fellowship

Research Opportunities

We are dedicated to training the next generation of physician-scientists in pediatric infectious disease. The majority of the time in fellowship is committed to scholarly activities, and fellows have the opportunity to be involved in cutting edge research projects. We have the particular interest in trainees with a focus on global health.

The research in our section focuses on two major worldwide causes of death and disability - malaria and HIV. We have six research faculty in the pediatric infectious disease section who perform global health research, four in malaria and two in HIV. Our research faculty are involved in extensive collaborative projects with other global health investigators at Indiana University and around the world.

Fellows can also find mentorship in the infectious diseases section of the department of medicine at IU, where basic, translational, and clinical research is performed on malaria, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, HPV, hepatitis C, and toxoplasmosis. The Center for HPV Research performs world renowned research on HPV infection.

Outside the infectious disease sections, fellows can seek basic science, translational, and clinical research projects in the other sections in pediatrics as well as with clinical microbiology.

While independent funding is not required during fellowship, fellows are strongly encouraged to apply for research grants during fellowship to support their scholarly pursuits and prepare them for careers in academic medicine. We expect fellows with an interest in global health and sexually transmitted infections to apply for funding through our T32 research training grant. The Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Program can provide fellows with research mentorship for a career in academic pediatrics.