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Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Graduate Programs

Pitt Public Health is one of the few graduate schools of public health with a department dedicated to the study of infectious diseases, which are at the root of some of the world’s most pressing health issues.

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (IDM) is committed to training the next generation of scientists and public health professionals to enhance the control of infectious diseases in the human population. Our integrated microbiology graduate programs are devoted to the education and training of graduate students in various molecular, immunologic, epidemiologic, and biologic aspects of microbial pathogenesis, as well as infectious disease control, prevention and education.

Pitt Public Health has made major contributions in defining, preventing, and treating some of the most devastating diseases of the past 60 years. Among the pioneering scientific breakthroughs made by IDM researchers are...
  • Prevention of poliovirus with gamma globulin, which helped in the development of the Salk polio vaccine
  • Identification of dengue viruses and the hemorrhagic fever caused by them
  • Discovery of adeno-associated virus
  • Linking the transmission of cytomegalovirus to infected organs in transplantation
  • Evidence showing HIV load in the blood is a strong predictor of disease progression
  • Establishing the Pitt Men's Study, a part of the ongoing, greater than 30 year nationwide Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study on the natural history of HIV infection
  • Establishing The Mid Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAETC) which has provided HIV/AIDS education, consultation, technical assistance and resource materials to health care professionals for over 30 years

Degrees

The IDM Department is committed to high-quality graduate education that is consistent with our cutting-edge research and behavioral and community education programs. Drawing on the disciplines of molecular biology, immunology, epidemiology, medicine, health education, and community intervention, our graduate programs encourage students to engage in cross-disciplinary research of multiple aspects of infectious diseases.

Doctoral and master level degree programs offered include... Within the MPH program two concentrations are available:

 

Moore receives international Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize

The 2017 Paul Ehrlich and Ludw...
Moore receives international Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize

The 2017 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of medicine, will be presented to IDM’s PATRICK MOORE and Yuan Chang. Their laboratory is credited with discovering two of the seven known human viruses that directly cause cancer. The award is given... (01/05/2018)

Moore on the infection connection for some skin cancers

CURE - “New technology is allo...
Moore on the infection connection for some skin cancers

CURE - “New technology is allowing us to find cancers that may have a (previously unknown) infectious origin,” says PATRICK MOORE, professor of infectious diseases, microbiology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry. He is credited with co-discovering viral links to two types of skin cancer: Kaposi ... (12/16/2017)

As Zika babies become toddlers, some can’t see, walk, or talk

NEW YORK TIMES - Infectious di...
As Zika babies become toddlers, some can’t see, walk, or talk

NEW YORK TIMES - Infectious disease researcher ERNESTO MARQUES says about 3 percent of 1,000 pregnant Brazilian women in a recent sample were infected with Zika. “The problem’s not going away. We are still having cases. And the future of Zika babies already born is complicated by poverty and straine... (12/14/2017)

Maillard presents research on improving HIV “kick and kill” strategies to IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris (Video)

YOUTUBE - IDM's Mailliard pre...
Maillard presents research on improving HIV “kick and kill” strategies to IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris (Video)

YOUTUBE - IDM's Mailliard presents his research on “kick and kill” strategies at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), the world's largest open scientific conference on HIV and AIDS-related issues. The work demonstrates that naïve T cells have the ability to effectively target the HIV-1... (11/07/2017)

Stall's research helps to "Kick ASS"

SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES - The ...
Stall's research helps to "Kick ASS"

SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES - The reality of AIDS Survivor Syndrome (ASS) is now being confirmed by empirical research. On November 3, 2017, BCHS Associate Chair for Science RON STALL presented his findings on the subject in San Francisco at a provider and community town hall entitled “Research on the A... (11/03/2017)

 

Mon
1/22
IDM Seminar Series
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH IDM Seminar Series
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Mon 1/22 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"Public Health in Allegheny County"

Wed
1/24
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Roberta Reis IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Roberta Reis
Wed 1/24 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Mon
1/29
IDM Seminar Series
Samantha Sanford IDM Seminar Series
Samantha Sanford
Mon 1/29 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Wed
1/31
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Henry Ma IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Henry Ma
Wed 1/31 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Fri
2/2
IDM Seminar Series
Roberta Reis / Mike Kujawa IDM Seminar Series
Roberta Reis / Mike Kujawa
Fri 2/2 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

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