Maine Medical Center
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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 research projects in the epidemiology and biology of vector-borne disease, the division has developed active research projects in areas ranging from antimicrobial stewardship to the infectious disease complications of opioid use disorder.

Second-year fellows are encouraged to develop their own research project with appropriate faculty supervision drawn from the division of infectious diseases, the MaineHealth Institute for Research (MHIR), or in collaboration with other divisions. Interprofessional work is encouraged, and there are opportunities to work with medical students and residents on scholarly projects. Fellows can work with the Center for Interdisciplinary Population and Health Research; the MHIR also provides supervision and a laboratory setting for the application of molecular biology and immunology to infectious disease research.