The Divisions of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center are dedicated to providing the highest quality in clinical service, promoting excellence in clinical training, conducting innovative basic and applied research, and developing breakthrough approaches to meet emerging challenges in infectious diseases.
The Division of Adult Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is one of the complementary Divisions serving under the aegis of the Department of Medicine. The Division of Adult Infectious Diseases was established in 1970, when its fellowship program was initiated under the direction of Lucien B. Guze, M.D., Chief of the Division. Over its 49 year history, the Division has focused on consultative service for the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in the broad areas of Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic Use, to provide outstanding post-graduate training to Infectious Diseases Fellows and Interns, to teach medical students from UCLA, affiliated campuses, and visiting trainees and students from other centers, to supervise graduate and undergraduate training from a variety of institutions, and to conduct research that significantly advances the discipline of infectious diseases and translates to improved patient care. The Divisional Faculty hold appointments in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The Division is also home to 4 physician infectious diseases Fellows, numerous post-doctoral Ph.D. fellows, the Harbor-UCLA Infection Control Program, many international visiting scientists, numerous research associates and technicians, and a highly-efficient administrative staff.
Under the leadership of John E. Edwards, Jr., M.D. the Division has focused on integrated themes in microbial pathogenesis, host defense, prevention, and optimal treatment of serious infections. Examples include opportunistic fungal infections, vascular infections due to bacterial or fungal pathogens, infections due to multi-drug resistant pathogens, and vaccines & immune therapies versus such infections. Interaction of microorganisms with endothelial and other host cells, mechanisms of pathogenesis, molecular and cellular immunity and inflammatory responses, and development of novel anti-infective agents and strategies have been central areas of concentration. Divisional research funding historically and presently has been diverse, obtained from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, American Heart Association, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, along with intramural grants and contracts from pharmaceutical / biotechnical entities. The Division enjoys fruitful collaborations with other institutions within and beyond the
The Division of HIV Medicine was established in 2001 when Eric S. Daar, M.D. joined the
The clinical service, training & research environment at
The Division of Infectious Diseases has continued to flourish expand over the last few decades and outgrew its previous facilities. As of 2019, the Division now occupies the 2nd floor brand new MRL (Medical Research Laboratory), on the Harbor-UCLA campus. The MRL is a state of the art medical research lab with ample space for conferences, faculty, and research and administrative staff. The Division of Infectious Diseases group continues to conduct innovative research intended to make key discoveries that can be translated into improvements in preventing and treating infection. These collectively efforts ultimately benefit patients and the
The Division of HIV Medicine is located in the CDCRC facility on the campus of LA BioMed at
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is an active and integral training campus of the broader David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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