Section Chief's Welcome

David Pitrak, M.D.

Welcome to Infectious Diseases and Global Health, a section with a long tradition of clinical excellence and research accomplishment. Recently the section has been revitalized, with recruitments designed to advance clinical programs and subspecialty training programs, clinical and laboratory research, and global health programs. The vision for the Section is to achieve excellence areas across a wide range of the discipline. This includes a commitment to be at the forefront for infectious diseases that are serious threats to the public health, particularly HIV infection, antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, agents of bioterror, and other emerging infectious diseases, here in our communities and also abroad.