The Global Infectious Diseases Institute led by MIC Associate Professor Alison Criss, Ph.D has been chosen to be a UVA Pan-University Institute

image from the Global Infectious Diseases Institute inaugurational conference program

The UVA Pan-University Institutes will bring together faculty and students in diverse areas of scholarship from schools across Grounds to engage in collaborative, transdisciplinary research, addressing some of society’s most complex and difficult problems.

The Global Infectious Diseases Institute will address three major 21st century concerns: diarrheal disease in children, pandemic threats, and the most resistant and urgent infectious organisms known as superbugs. The Institute will employ a transdisciplinary approach from identification to diagnosis, from intervention to evaluation in order to understand the mechanisms of disease and intervene medically, socially, and through policy. The Institute brings together faculty and students from Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Batten, Curry, Nursing, Darden and Law.

The Global Infectious Diseases Institute held a symposium on March 2, 2017 on “Challenges of Global Infectious Diseases…Seen from the Field”