Among the substantial strengths of the Infectious Diseases training program at NYU are the breadth and excellence of the research opportunities available to the Fellows and the collaboration of scientists in the clinical and basic science departments working in investigation related to the subspecialty. We recommend that all applicants identify potential mentors in their research area of interest prior to interviewing.
Fellows interested in a research career supported by extramural funding are strongly encouraged to identify mentors with NIH R01 funding or equivalent (indicated with an *) from the list of core and affiliated investigators. Faculty with primary appointments in the Division of Infectious Diseases, as well as faculty in the Departments of Microbiology, Pathology, and Population Health, conduct the Division’s research activities. Funding support for research beyond the first two years of fellowship can be provided by a variety of sources, e.g. NYU Physician-Scientist Training Program, New York State Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP), the NYU Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, federal and non-federal (foundation) extramural fellowships, and support from mentor sources. Faculty in the ID Division take an active role in providing guidance to fellows in identifying and obtaining support for the research training.
In addition to NIH or equivalent-funded research, scholarly activities within the Division include research funded within NYU or industry-sponsored studies. Fellows who are pursuing primarily clinical careers may work with clinical teaching faculty within the ID Division on research designed toward quality improvement or other clinically relevant projects during the second year.