The mission of the Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine is to be an internationally outstanding academic center. Our faculty members conduct research, analyze policy, deliver clinical care, and provide specialized training to healthcare providers locally, nationally and internationally. Our goal is to be a resource for infectious disease identification, prevention and treatment issues, including bioterrorism and the emergence of new pathogens.
Kami Kim, MD, FACP Szentivanyi Professor of Medicine Director
Charurut Somboonwit, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine Associate Director of Operations
Dr. Kami Kim served as principal investigator on a recent clinical trial that shows 3D swabs performed as well as the standard commercial swab for accurate detection of COVID-19 infection. The 3D swabs were invented by USF Health doctors (including Dr. Kim), teaming with Tampa General Hospital, Northwell Health and Formlabs and have been used worldwide to meet the shortages of test kit swabs.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) - The Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough County ( FDOH-Hillsborough) in collaboration with USF Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, under Drs. Doug Holt, Charurut Somboonwit, and Jamie Morano's leadership was awarded $150,000 from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program. The funding will enhance FDOH-Hillsborough to End the HIV Epidemic by expanding services to rural FDOH satellite clinics and mobile health units. FDOH-Hillsborough will bolster its existing HIV/STI testing and treatment services beyond current city-based locations to the at-risk, underserved population in testing, treatment, and HIV/STI Risk Counseling.
Ratelle Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Training Center - The Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (STD PTC) named the USF Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine as the lead for the Florida STD Prevention Training Center (STD PTC). This regional STD PTC will address New England and Florida’s HIV preventive services’ training, technical assistance, and systems change needs. Dr. Charurut Somboonwit, USF, serves as the co-Medical Director (Florida) with Dr. Kevin Ard, Harvard University (New England). Florida STD PTC will focus on the seven jurisdictions in Florida that are the hardest hit by HIV to increase PrEP uptake, identify persons living with HIV, and those with unsuppressed viral loads. This CDC sponsored 5-year program will develop, disseminate, evaluate, and provide technical assistance to advance HIV prevention in STD clinics by integrating quality improvement approaches in health care settings.
COVID-19 Research & Response Fund
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