Infectious Diseases

Research & Clinical Trials

The USF Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases has been engaged in clinically applied research for many years and is committed to offering participation in research and clinical trials to all of the children and youth we serve. Currently, we participate in the following national and international projects: 

  • Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS: A project funded by the National Institutes of Health and integrated by 9 clinical research units across the U.S; a scientific core and administrative coordination core which develops and enrolls adolescents and young adults in HIV treatment and prevention studies.

  • High Impact HIV Prevention: A project funded by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to offer STI education, prevention, and treatment for youth and young adults.

  • Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network: Conducts pediatric and adult research trials in experienced clinical centers across the country and in select international sites. The goal is to evaluate novel antiviral therapies that target unmet medical needs including CMV, enterovirus, and acute flaccid myelitis.

  • The COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN): Was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health to respond to the global pandemic and to address the pressing need for vaccines and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against SARS-CoV-2.

  • Investigator-Initiated and Sponsored Trials in HIV treatment and prevention, SARS-CoV2, RSV, CMV, childhood and adolescent immunizations, influenza, and novel antimicrobials.

For more details on our faculty's research interest and active trials please visit our departmental Clinical Research page.