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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Division of Infectious Disease

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Mission

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center The Division of Infectious Diseases participates in the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center’s tripartite mission of providing creative leadership and quality initiatives in patient care, medical education, and medical research.

Patient Care Division faculty are committed to excellence in patient care, and oversee a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program designed to ensure high quality care and outcomes. Faculty include hospital epidemiologists at both the University of Kentucky Hospital and the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the physicians who staff the Division’s 3 outpatient clinics located in the Kentucky Clinic, adjoining the UK Hospital:

(1) Bluegrass Care Clinic
(2) Infectious Diseases Clinic, under the leadership of Alice C. Thornton, MD

For more information about Patient Services, click here.

Education Faculty provide a broad range of educational experiences, from medical student lectures to continuing education forums. Special programs of the Division include:

Infectious Diseases Conferences The following conferences are held regularly:
Infectious Diseases Case Conferences (4/mo)                                               
HIV Case Conferences (1/mo)
HIV Topical Conference (1/mo)
Fellowship Core Conferences (3/mo)
Research Conference (1/mo)
Journal Club Conference (1/mo)

Kentucky AIDS Education and Training Center
In its role as the Kentucky AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), the Division provides training opportunities and resources for clinicians statewide who are engaged in the treatment of patients living with HIV/AIDS under the leadership of Dr. Alice Thornton.

Fellowship Program Dedicated to the training of Infectious Diseases physicians and researchers, the Fellowship Program is led by Dr. Michael Young For more information about the Fellowship Program, click here.

Research The Division bridges the gap between basic science research and clinical applications in the treatment of infectious diseases.

Basic science research projects include studies on host immune responses, GPC resistance, physiology of E. coli heat stable enterotoxin and its family of endogenous human hormones, including guanylin and uroguanylin (Greenberg) and HIV protease inhibitor toxicity.

Clinical projects include clinical drug trials, HIV and bioterrorism-related vaccines, Shingles vaccine, antifungals, C.difficile, West Nile, and HIV adherence, and risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases.

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