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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Division of Infectious Diseases
130 Mason Farm Road 2117 Bioinformatics Building, CB# 7030
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7030

Phone: 919 966 2536
Fax: 919 966 6714

Training Program Director

Joseph Alex Duncan, MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.      

Research Interests:  Molecular mechanisms in innate immune system signaling; role of innate immunity in sexually transmitted diseases

Participating Hospitals

  • University of North Carolina Hospital : 600

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
Continuity Clinic
Hands-on Experiences

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
Courses Elsewhere

The Program has a didactic lecture course for fellows:


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


Training is for:


Are there citizenship requirements?


Citizenship Requirements:

U.S. Preferred

Types of visas accepted:

Number of fellows accepted each year:


Duration of the Fellowship (years):


The Program has a training grant (T32):


Average number of infectious diseases consults per trainee per year:


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


Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):

UNC Infectious Disease Program represents collaboration between faculty in the ID Division and collaborators in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the Schools of Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Dentistry. Most ID faculty have joint appointments with the Graduate School. Trainees are encouraged to participate in multi-disciplinary research activities.

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Myron S. Cohen, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: STDs and HIV


Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV

Frieda Behets, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: STD therapy in developing countries and microbiology of STD syndromes

Joseph Alex Duncan, MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms in innate immune system signaling; role of innate immunity in sexually transmitted diseases

Christopher Elkins, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: H. ducreyi

Joseph Eron, Jr., MD, Prof.

Research Interests: HIV antiviral therapy

Shannon Galvin, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: International health, HIV transmission and correlates of protection, vaccines

Cynthia Gay, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Acute HIV, access to HIV care, operations research in developing countries

Lisa Hightow, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV infection among MSM and minority populations, acute HIV infection, early HIV diagnosis and entry into care

Marcia Hobbs, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: N. gonorrhea and H. ducreyi

Irving Hoffman, PA, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: STD therapy in developing countries

Karen Hoffman, RN, PhD, Instr.

Research Interests: Hospital epidemiology

Mina Hosseinipour, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: AIDS in Africa

Eng-Shang Huang, PhD, Prof.

Research Interests: Cytomegalovirus

Jaspaul Jawanda, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: General infectious diseases care

Peter Leone, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Diagnosis and treatment of STDs

David Margolis, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: HIV infection, host-virus interaction

Steven Meshnick, MD, PhD, Prof.

Research Interests: Malaria and HIV in Africa

William C. Miller, MD, PhD, MPH, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: STDs, HIV infections and epidemiological methods

Kristine Patterson, MD, Asst. Prof., Dir. Wake County STD & HIV Clinics

Research Interests: HIV-infected women, Pharmacokinetics of ART in the genital tract

Amanda Peppercorn, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV, hepatitis C and immunocompromised host

E. Byrd Quinlivan, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HHV-8 infections

William Rutala, PhD, Prof.

Research Interests: Environmental disinfection and management of hazardous waste

Johnathan S. Serody, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Activation and recruitment of T-cells to inflammatory foci and bone marrow transplant

Arlene Sena-Soberano, MD, MPH, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: STDs and vaginal microbicides

P. Frederick Sparling, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: Gonococcal biology, emerging infections, biodefense

Becky White, MD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV in incarcerated persons

Charles M. Van der Horst, MD, Prof.

Research Interests: HIV in Africa

Annelies Van Rie, MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Tuberculosis

David J. Weber, MD, MPH, Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of infectious diseases

David A. Wohl, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV in prisoners

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