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We know that the career goals and interests of our fellows vary widely and we believe that the resources of the Division of Infectious Diseases and surrounding medical center allow us to individualize each fellow's experience to best meet their goals.  Elective rotations pursued by fellows have included:

  1. Additional HIV/AIDS Experience:

    The HIV/AIDS Treatment Program (HATP) was started by Dr. Powel Kazanjian in 1997.  The program has been federally funded under the Ryan White Care Act since that time, and has undergone considerable growth over the years now serving more than 600 active patients (medical visit in the past 12 months).  Interested fellows attend an additional HATP clinic weekly and can pursue an electronically maintained HIV/AIDS curriculum.  For more information, please visit our HATP site.

  2. Transplant Infectious Disease:

    The University of Michigan is one of the largest and broadest based Transplant Centers in the country, performing more than 400 solid organ transplants yearly. Furthermore, over 200 adult and pediatric stem cell transplants are performed annually.  We have a Transplant ID service directed by Dr. Daniel Kaul and staffed by physicians with clinical and academic interests in the treatment and prevention of infections in this population.

  3. Viral Hepatitis Clinic:

    The University Division of Gastroenterology (subsection hepatology) maintains a very active viral hepatitis and liver transplant service at both the University and VA medical centers staffed by national leaders in the field.  Interested fellows can attend viral hepatitis clinic.

  4. Clinical Microbiology Laboratory:

  5. Most fellows do at least a 2 week rotation in the clinical microbiology laboratory during one of their research months.

  6. Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology:

  7. Interested fellows attend infection control committee and can participate in the various activities and investigations that are part of the work of these groups.  Further, the division will fund attendance at the CDC/SHEA infection control course or, if the fellow prefers, the on line infection control course.

  8. Antimicrobial Stewardship:

  9. The division maintains a very active antimicrobial stewardship program; Dr. Larraine Washer serves as the medical center and works closely with our 3 infectious disease pharmacists.  Fellows are encouraged to attend antibiotics subcommittee meetings and participate in antimicrobial stewardship activities.

  10. Foundations in Public Health Course:

  11. A for credit 5 course web-based curriculum may be available by scholarship to one interested fellow yearly.  The Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health is a 16-hour interdepartmental program that offers coursework in each of the five major disciplines of public health for students wishing to earn graduate credit. Courses are taught by University of Michigan School of Public Health faculty using distance learning. Certificate coursework may be transferable to a degree program within UM SPH or to other schools or programs of public health. These courses are designed and taught by faculty in the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

  12. Summer Session in Epidemiology:

A popular program offered by the School of Public Health provides an intensive 3 week introduction to the principles of epidemiology and attracts students from all over the country.  For selected fellows with career goals that would be aided by this course, the division will consider funding tuition.


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