The Yale-New Haven Medical Center provides a rich clinical, educational, and research environment for fellowship training in medical microbiology.
The fellowship is centered at the Clinical Microbiology laboratory of Yale-New Haven Hospital. The laboratory provides state-of-the-art diagnostic microbiology services to the hospital's inpatient and outpatient care programs, which include active bone marrow, stem cell, and solid organ transplantation programs, HIV/AIDS care, cancer center, trauma center, and an active Tropical Medicine clinic.
Yale-New Haven Hospital is a primary clinical campus for Yale University School of Medicine. The medical school faculty has active research projects in many areas related to infectious disease. A partial list would include projects studying the pathogenesis of intracellular protozoal infections, molecular pathways of macrophage action, gene regulation of HIV infection and production of novel anti-HIV therapies, RNA metabolism in African trypanosomes, host-pathogen interactions in Salmonella infection, processing and presentation to T lymphocytes of antigens derived from intracellular pathogens, pathogenesis of pathogenesis of invasive fungal disease, and intracellular survival of Legionella, as well as many others. A wide variety of clinical research projects in infectious disease, especially protocols related to AIDS care, are ongoing at the medical center.
VA Connecticut provides primary and specialty care for Connecticut veterans within the larger integrated VA health care system. VA Connecticut laboratories function within Veteran’s Integrated Service Network 1 (VISN 1), serving Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. As part of the Network Consolidated Laboratories, VA Connecticut labs provide laboratory to both local VA CT patients and reference services within the VISN, and beyond.