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University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue, MC3212
Farmington, CT  06030

Phone: 860 679 4700
Fax: 860 679 4701
Website: http://gme.uchc.edu/programs/id/
Email: chirch@uchc.edu

Training Program Director

Lisa Chirch MD    

Research Interests:  1) Anal cancer screening in the HIV-infected population, including cytology and HPV testing; predictors of anorectal dysplasia and carcinoma in HIV. 2) HIV/hepatitis C coinfection; treatment with triple therapy, including protease inhibitors, predictors of response rates and toxicities. 3) Understanding the magnitude and frequency of viral “blips” in HIV-1 viral load testing utilizing different testing technologies; clinical and economic implications of viral “blips.” 4) The use of formal simulation programs to objectively and sequentially evaluate interpersonal communication and professionalism in graduate medical education.

Participating Hospitals

  • Hartford Hospital : 850
  • John Dempsey Hospital : 224
  • St. Francis Hospital : 600
  • Hospital of Central Connecticut : 362

Program Training Offerings

How does this program meet the ABIM requirements for training in clinical microbiology?

Didactic Lectures
Hands-on Experience

The Program provides training in hospital epidemiology through:

Didactic Lectures
Hands-On Experiences; IDSA online course in Epidemiology

The Program provides clinical experience for fellows in the following:

Infections in marrow transplant
Infections in solid organ transplant patients
Infections in travelers and tropical medicine
Infections in children

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures
Attendance at STD Clinic; STD Intensive 3-Day Course in Boston

The Program has a didactic lecture course for fellows:

Yes

If yes, what is the average number of lectures provided over a two-year period?

100

Training is for:

MD

Are there citizenship requirements?

Yes

Citizenship Requirements:

U.S. Preferred

Types of visas accepted:

J1

Number of fellows accepted each year:

2

Duration of the Fellowship (years):

2

The Program has a training grant (T32):

No

Average number of infectious diseases consults per trainee per year:

300 - 500

Number of Fellows completing the Program in the last 5 years:

10

Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):

Applications accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)?

Yes

Timeframe when applications are accepted:

July 15 - October 15

Timeframe when interviews are done

September - October

Faculty

Jaber Aslanzadeh , MD

Nina Carley , MD

Virginia M. Bieluch , MD

Lisa Chirch , MD

Research Interests: 1) Anal cancer screening in the HIV-infected population, including cytology and HPV testing; predictors of anorectal dysplasia and carcinoma in HIV. 2) HIV/hepatitis C coinfection; treatment with triple therapy, including protease inhibitors, predictors of response rates and toxicities. 3) Understanding the magnitude and frequency of viral “blips” in HIV-1 viral load testing utilizing different testing technologies; clinical and economic implications of viral “blips.” 4) The use of formal simulation programs to objectively and sequentially evaluate interpersonal communication and professionalism in graduate medical education.

Jennifer A. Clark , MD

Harry Conte , MD

Kevin Dieckhaus , MD

David Dorsky , MD

Joseph G. Garner , MD

Robert Levitz , MD

Robert W. Lyons , MD

Trini Mathew , MD

Rajat Nog , MD

Edward L. Pesanti , MD

Jack Ross , MD

Eytan Rubinstien , MD

Cheryl A. Smith , MD

Booth Wainscoat , MD

Stephanie A. Wright , MD

Ulysses Wu , MD

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