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Major Areas of Research

Hospital Epidemiology/Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Antimicrobial resistance (Drs. Diekema and Klutts)
  • Prevention of healthcare associated infections (Drs. Herwaldt, Diekema, Perencevich and Schweizer)
  • Antimicrobial stewardship (Drs. Livorsi and Ince; Brian Hoff and Brett Heinz PharmD’s)
  • Healthcare Quality and Delivery, including telehealth (Drs. Schweizer, Perencevich, Goto, Ohl and Livorsi)

Host defenses/Inflammation (Faculty members of the Inflammation Program)

  • Innate Immunity
  • Complement
  • Oxygen radicals/Nitric oxide
  • Cell-mediated immunity
  • Phagocyte biology, including:
    • Signal transduction
    • Cellular and molecular recognition
    • Iron and calcium metabolism
    • Antimicrobial peptides
    • NADPH oxidase/Myeloperoxidase
    • Phagocytosis

Microbial Pathogenesis

  • Parasitic diseases: Leishmania; Viral diseases: Hepatitis viruses and Bacterial Diseases:
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Helicobacter pylori
    • Neisseria species
    • LPS-induced septic shock
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Francisella tularensis

Clinical Research/Translational Research

  • Vaccine Trials (NIH funded Vaccine Treatment Evaluation Unite)
  • HIV Clinical Trials
  • Parasitology Research projects with Drs. Wilson and Jeronimo (India/Brazil)
  • Hepatitis C clinical studies

Clinical Microbiology

  • Projects available in clinical micro or in Fungal/Bacterial Resistance (Drs. Ford, Diekema and Klutts)

Computational Epi

  • Projects available with Dr. Polgreen

Emerging Infections Network

  • Survey projects available with Drs. Polgreen and Herwaldt