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The Division continues to pursue excellence in research.
May 2015
The Division's continuous record of scholarly productivity is evidenced by 82 publications authored by its faculty members in 2014, including papers in Nature, Lancet Infectious Diseases, and PLoS Pathogens. Ten chapters in the recently released Mandell's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases (8th Ed) were written by UTMB faculty, including 5 chapters co-authored by members of the Division. Furthermore, despite the current funding environment, all of our research faculty members have NIH support.

We are educating the next generation of Infectious Disease specialists.
May 2015
The Division continues to provide an outstanding educational experience for fellows with multiple educational conferences (including Global Grand Rounds, a real time video-conference with sites in Peru, Croatia and Kenya), active inpatient and outpatient clinical care, and robust scientific investigation. Since 2008, all of our fellows have passed the ABIM certification examination in the subspecialty. Over the same time period, six fellows have pursued academic careers and eight have pursued clinical practices. In addition, we are competing for top trainees by completely matching each of our available fellowship positions with top candidates.

Faculty members of the Division are highly acclaimed clinicians and educators.
May 2015
Examples of this includes Dr. White's selection for the Ben Kean Medal by the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, recognition of our faculty by Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (Drs. Lea, Sarria and White), receipt of departmental teaching awards (Drs. Keiser and Sarria), and selection as class marshals by graduating medical students (Drs. Lea and Nichols). Similarly, our clinical services are highly acclaimed with nearly all of our physicians in Best Doctors in America and Texas Superdocs.

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Ashbel Smith Building or "Old Red" is the UTMB's original medical school building and was opened in 1891.


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