Infectious Diseases

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Faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases are committed to patient care and education in an academic environment dedicated to discovery through basic research and clinical investigation.

The Division of Infectious Diseases Faculty have specific areas of clinical and basic research expertise that provide a spectrum of collaborative interactions with Faculty in other Divisions in the Department of Medicine and in other Departments in the College of Medicine and other Colleges at the University of Illinois. These interdisciplinary interactions enrich the division's activities, its contribution to clinical and scientific initiatives at the University and its ability to provide the best teaching environment in which to train the academic Infectious Diseases Faculty of the future through our Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.


Richard Novak
Richard Novak, MD.

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases


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  Education We provide outstanding training in Infectious Diseases through our fellowship and training program.
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Dr. Bleasdale: UIC Newsmaker
Courtesy of UIC Alumni Magazine, Spring 2015
Susan Bleasdale,M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine and director of infection prevention, discusses the Ebola outbreak and the anxiety it provoked. Read more about it here in the UIC Alumni Magazine. 
Richard Novak  Measles: Dr. Richard Novak

Richard M. Novak, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of infectious diseases, appeared on ABC 7 Chicago's Newsviews segment to talk about the measles virus. Dr. Novak discussed the current outbreak cases with the children become affected with the virus.  He also discussed if adults/seniors should or should not be concerned about the recent outbreaks. To view the video, go to:

 brito Campus Insights

Dr. Max Brito, associate professor of medicine and vice chair for urban global health, discusses his work in his native Dominican Republic to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. 
To view Dr. Brito's presentation, visit: 

 Richard Novak Recipient of the Harry F. Dowling Professorship in Infectious Diseases

Dr. Novak is an internationally recognized clinician scientist whose leadership, accomplishments, and vision for prevention and treatment of HIV disease have contributed tremendously to our understanding of the disease. He is actively involved with HIV clinical research focused on treatment strategies which have directly shaped the current treatment guidelines. He also serves as the Director of the UIC HIV Community Clinic Network: a network of 7 community based, Ryan White HIV primary care clinics throughout Chicago, which he founded in 1992 in collaboration with the School of Public Health. This program has been supported by nearly $24 million in federal (HRSA) funding since its inception.

 Olamide Jarrett, MD Doctor on the front lines of Ebola crisis
Olamide Jarrett, assistant professor of medicine, traveled to Sierra Leone Nov. 15  
to assist health care workers treating Ebola patients.  Read More >>

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