University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease University of Vermont College of Medicine
Kirkpatrick lab

Academic and Clinical Excellence


The clinical and basic science interests of our faculty range from nosocomial infections to rural HIV/AIDS epidemiology. We teach residents, undergraduates, medical and graduate students, and have a fellowship program for infectious disease careers. Our specialty clinic serves patients including travelers and refugees, and is one of four sites for the Comprehensive Care Clinics of Vermont. Our collaboration with the state includes tuberculosis management and influenza and bioterrorism preparedness.


Research & Education

Our faculty engage students and trainees in the classroom, the clinic, and in research settings. Graduate students and fellows conduct their work in our research laboratories, including:

Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases

The collaborative expertise of the Immunobiology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease faculty promotes studies of the immune response to infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, parasites, and microbial pathogenesis at the Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (COBRE).

Vaccine Testing Center

With the goal of protecting global health, our Vaccine Testing Center researchers work to improve existing while developing new vaccines.

The 2014 Research Report

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Kristen Pierce, MD and Beth Kirkpatrick, MD

We are pleased to congratulate efforts of Dr. Kristen Pierce and Dr. Beth Kirkpatrick for the promising results obtained through their Phase One Clinical Trials of the Vaccine development for Dengue Fever. This study has been published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Click here


We look forward to welcoming Dr. Krystine Spiess to the Infectious Disease Fellowship program this summer. 

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