Why Choose Our Program?
The University of Rochester’s Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases has a longstanding history of important research contributions and clinical excellence. Through the work of Drs. David H. Smith and Porter Anderson, our institution was instrumental in the development of the first conjugated vaccine against H. influenzae type b, an innovation that has saved countless lives and for which the investigators received the prestigious Albert Lasker Clinical Medicine Research Award in 1996.
- Today, investigators within the division are undertaking groundbreaking basic, clinical, and translational research, including projects focused on the development of novel vaccines against important pathogens such as Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Pneumocystis jiroveci, as well as development of a universal influenza vaccine.
- Our faculty are recognized researchers, mentors and educators, with a track record of extramural funding from agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Disease Control, private foundations, and industry.
- Integration with outside divisions and departments, including Microbiology and Immunology, Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Infection Prevention provides our trainees with diverse clinical and research training opportunities in a truly collaborative environment.
Support for an Advanced Degree or Dual Training
Our fellowship program is supportive of fellows who wish to pursue advanced degrees during subspecialty training, with past fellows successfully obtaining Ph.D. or M.P.H. degrees. We also offer a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MS-CLI).
University employees are able to obtain a 95% tuition waiver with dedicated time for coursework as appropriate.
In addition, our flexibility, smaller size, and collegial atmosphere will allow interested candidates to pursue dual training in Medicine-Pediatric Infectious Diseases or Pediatric ID in combination with other pediatric subspecialties, such as ID-Critical Care or ID-Pulmonary.
A National Leader in Improving Quality and Safety
ACGME has chosen URMC to be one of eight institutions to help transform the way we improve quality and safety. Our fellows play a key role in changing the clinical learning environment here at our institution and across the country. This initiative furthers our commitment to continuously improve health care by advancing the quality of physician education.