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Research & Conferences


The division of infectious diseases is involved in an increasing spectrum of research projects. In addition to a long history of involvement in experimental drug treatment trials, the division has developed active research projects in the epidemiology and biology of vector-borne disease, the use of molecular probes in the detection of microbial agents and the pharmacokinetics of antibiotic use.

Excellent opportunities exist for research in hospital or public health epidemiology. The Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) provides supervision and a laboratory setting for the application of molecular biology and immunology to infectious disease research. Second-year fellows are encouraged to develop their own research project with appropriate faculty supervision drawn from the division of infectious diseases or the MMCRI. These projects may be primarily epidemiologic, clinical, or basic research as determined by the fellows’ interests. Research support is available from the MMC Research Foundation for fellows’ research projects.


  • Medical Grand Rounds
  • ID Faculty Didactic Session
  • Clinical ID Case Conference
  • Public Health Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Hospital Epidemiology Rounds