Duke University Medical Center

2301 Erwin Road
Durham
NC
27710
USA
Contact Person: Matthew Kelly, MD, MPH
Phone: (919) 684-3829
Fax: (919) 668-4859

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Matthew Kelly, MD, MPH
Infant microbiome, respiratory infections

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: 
Amelia Thompson, MD, MPH
HIV, vaccine development

DIVISION DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES:
William Steinbach, MD
Aspergillus, invasive fungal infections

 


 

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

Although there are many fellowship programs that provide high-quality clinical training in pediatric ID, few provide the breadth of resources and mentors for research training that Duke offers. Our goal is to develop fellows for future academic independence. To accomplish this goal, we offer three major research tracks (Clinical Research, Basic Science Research, and Global Health Research), with countless research opportunities in numerous ID arenas. We have had tremendous success with fellows successfully competing for NIH career development (K) awards and other large research grants during fellowship or after the transition to junior faculty. Many of our former trainees are now R01-funded clinical, translational, or basic science researchers.


AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Duke University Medical Center

AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS: 2/YEARLY

TRAINING FOR: MD, DO, MD/PhD

FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YES


THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site.

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology.

Program provides training in antimicrobial stewardship.

Program provides global health opportunities.

Program provides substantial experience for trainee in:

  • HIV
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Solid organ/transplantation
  • Travelers/adoptees
  • Congenital immune diseases

Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

  • Bacteriology/bacterial infections
  • Epidemiology and statistics
  • Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  • Immunizations/Public health
  • Mycology/fungal infections
  • Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  • Virology/viral diseases
  • Antimicrobial agents/antimicrobial stewardship

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in the laboratory of investigator(s) who is/are not faculty of the section.

Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made).

Graduate School courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made).

Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture and or experiential courses for fellows (epidemiology, statistics, research design, quality improvement and academic careers.)

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV infected children and adolescents.

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 30
Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 80
Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 80-100 for each consult service
Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 6