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.


Show Case

Kristen Pierce, MD and Beth Kirkpatrick, MD

A recent world threat in Infectious Disease is the Ebola Virus which has stricken parts of Africa.  The Infectious Disease Unit Together with the Infection Prevention Team have preapared protocols and trained staff to be utilized in the event that Ebola surfaces in our region.  Dr. Kemper Alston posted a blog on the UVM Medical Center website in an effort to help educate the concerned public. To view the blog from HealthSource  Oct. 3, 2014. Click here



We look forward to welcoming our new fellow, Dr. Porntip Kiatsimkul, for the 2015-2017 ID Fellowship Training Program. 

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