Division of Infectious Diseases

Office of Outpatient Referral Assistance announces leadership appointments 

The office ensures that patients receive timely and appropriate medical attention and optimizes uncompensated care delivery through case reviews and determinations that have dramatically increased over the last four years.

Vanderbilt researchers establish biomedical informatics training program in Mozambique

Building sustainable biomedical informatics training and research capacity to address gaps in Mozambique’s national HIV response will help the country leverage newer data-driven and genetics-based approaches for personalized HIV care and molecular epidemiology of the disease.

(courtesy of the CDC)

Tick bites and alpha-gal syndrome focus of $3.5M research grant

Vanderbilt’s Scott Smith, MD, PhD, has been awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the human immune response to tick bites and its role in preventing tick-borne illnesses.

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Talbot leads US immunization committee

Infectious diseases researcher H. Keipp Talbot, MD, MPH, has been appointed chair of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

From left, Simon Mallal, MBBS, and John Koethe, MD, MSCI. (photo by Susan Urmy)

VUMC’s John Koethe named director of the Tennessee Center for AIDS Research

John Koethe, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been appointed director and principal investigator of the Tennessee Center for AIDS Research.

Emerging Infections Program extends, expands disease surveillance research with new grant from the CDC

The Tennessee Emerging Infections Program has been awarded a new five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue infectious disease surveillance research that has been conducted since 1999, and has expanded to include COVID, Mpox and HPV surveillance into oropharyngeal cancers.

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