Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship

Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship

The DCRI prepares internists for a career in clinical research. The long-term research goals of the DCRI Infectious Diseases group are to improve adult therapeutics by establishing the safety and efficacy of antimicrobial agents, determine the accuracy of new microbial diagnostic devices, and evaluate health outcomes of adults receiving care for their infections.

Trainees receive formal research training and focus on one of the following areas:

  • Clinical trials of new antimicrobial agents
  • Testing new diagnostic
  • Translational research
  • Biostatistics

The DCRI Infectious Diseases team leads ongoing research in bacterial infections of the skin and soft tissue, pneumonia, bacteremia, endocarditis, transplantation, and fungal infections. The Infectious Diseases team leads research in the following areas:

  • International Collaboration on Endocarditis
    ICE Leaders: Dr. Ralph Corey and Dr. Vivian Chu
  • S. aureus bacteremia group
    SABG Leader: Dr. Vance Fowler
  • S. epidermidis bacteremia group
    SEBG Leader: Dr. Vivian Chu
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Ongoing and recently completed trials include:

  • Complicated skin and skin structure trials
  • Hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Postoperative wound infection prevention
  • S. aureus vaccine trial
  • CMV prevention in lung transplantation trial
Contact Information

Interested persons should send a letter of interest describing their clinical and research training as well as CV to:

Susanna Naggie, MD
Director, Infectious Diseases Research, DCRI

Duke Clinical Research Institute
2400 Pratt Street
Durham, NC 27710