Section of Infectious Diseases Research

The Section on Infectious Diseases (ID) in the Department of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine is comprised of professionals committed to excellence in patient care, research and education.

We are perhaps most proud of the collegial atmosphere created by our full-time faculty, affiliated faculty and dedicated staff. We have built a strong collection of clinician-scientists who have broad areas of interest, and are focused on both clinical breadth and collaborative, translational research with partners in other areas of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Collaborations include faculty with cross appointments in:

  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Microbiology/Immunology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging
  • Public Health Sciences
  • Departments of Pharmacy and Infection Control

This year, in the Section on Infectious Diseases, external research funding exceeded $2.5 million.

Our Research Highlights

The Section is currently conducting 20 clinical research trials in:

  • HIV and other immuno-compromised patients
  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Vaccines

Extramurally-funded basic and translational research activities focus on:

  • Transmission of infection
  • HIV
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Infections in the elderly
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Viral bacterial interactions

Research Faculty

Our faculty members are perennial winners of teaching awards given by trainees throughout the Medical Center, and have been lauded for their clinical skills in multiple “best doctors” citations at the local and national level. Their research includes:

  • HIV research
  • Transmission dynamics of human pathogens
  • Chronic hepatitis C infection diagnosis and management
  • Immuno-compromised adults

Read more about the research and faculty highlights in the Section on Infectious Diseases (PDF).