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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

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 LecturesHands-on Experience

The Program provides training in hospital epidemiology through:

Didactic LecturesHands-On Experiences; IDSA online course in Epidemiology

The Program provides clinical experience for fellows in the following:

Infections in marrow transplantInfections in solid organ transplant patientsInfections in travelers and tropical medicineInfections in children

This Program provides training in STD management through:

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

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:

300 - 500

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


Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):

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


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

July 15 - October 15

Timeframe when interviews are done

September - October


Jaber Aslanzadeh MD

Jaber Aslanzadeh

Nina Carley MD

Nina Carley

Virginia M. Bieluch MD

Virginia M. Bieluch

Lisa Chirch MD

Lisa Chirch

Jennifer A. Clark MD

Jennifer A. Clark

Harry Conte MD

Harry Conte

Kevin Dieckhaus MD

Kevin Dieckhaus

David Dorsky MD

David Dorsky

Joseph G. Garner MD

Joseph G. Garner

Robert Levitz MD

Robert Levitz

Robert W. Lyons MD

Robert W. Lyons

Trini Mathew MD

Trini Mathew

Rajat Nog MD

Rajat Nog

Edward L. Pesanti MD

Edward L. Pesanti

Jack Ross MD

Jack Ross

Eytan Rubinstien MD

Eytan Rubinstien

Cheryl A. Smith MD

Cheryl A. Smith

Booth Wainscoat MD

Booth Wainscoat

Stephanie A. Wright MD

Stephanie A. Wright

Ulysses Wu MD

Ulysses Wu

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