Creating knowledge through partnerships and collaboration

Of our division’s six infectious diseases subspecialists, two are clinician scientists active in basic science and clinical research, and all are involved in research in some capacity.

As a result of our division’s active research portfolio, residents and medical students benefit from research-informed educational experiences and the opportunity to work directly with accomplished infectious diseases researchers.

Partnerships to foster research excellence

The Division of Infectious Diseases has close ties to the Dalhousie Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology, and the Canadian Center for Vaccinology, all of which are nationally and internationally recognized for their leading research. These affiliations foster excellence in basic and clinical infectious diseases research and a robust learning environment for medical students and residents.

Research foci

  • epidemiology of infection in the elderly and hospitalized patients
  • adult immunization
  • bacterial pathogenesis
  • food and waterborne pathogens
  • clinical trials in HIV

Research activities

Division members lead or are affiliated with a number of current research activities, including: