The section has 8 GFT and 14 non-GFT physicians and 1 PhD researchers.
The Section of Infectious Diseases conducts patient care, basic and clinical research activities and runs the Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Education Program.
Adult Infectious Diseases specialists provide inpatient and outpatient care consultation primarily at Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital and also at the Grace Hospital. ID specialists also oversee the Community IV Antibiotic Clinics and provide consultation services. Research areas of active interest in the Section of Infectious Diseases include: HIV/AIDS vaccine design, epidemiology and pathogenesis, with a global health focus; infections in immune compromised hosts and antimicrobial resistance; urinary tract infections; tuberculosis and Indigenous health and community-based HIV prevention and infectious diseases knowledge translation. The newest members of the section are Dr. Amila Heendeniya who will have a major role at the Grace Hospital and Dr. Yoko Schreiber who also practices Infectious Diseases at Sioux Lookout.
The RCPSC-accredited subspecialty training program in infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba offers a two-year training program. The fellowship program usually admits 1 to 2 fellows per year who train closely with pediatric infectious diseases fellows and medical microbiology residents. Opportunities for joint training in infectious diseases and medical microbiology are available as a 3-year combined program.
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