Infectious Disease

Dr. Chandravanu DashMeharry Medical College is dedicated to enhancing prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through discovery and application of new knowledge that is seamlessly integrated with mentoring students to become the next generation of national leaders in the field. Faculty participating in the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College address bases for HIV entry, replication and propagated infection, as well as the factors that modulate the immune response to this infection and the efficacy of therapeutic intervention. Patient focused research innovations are being developed for HIV, Acinetobactor and other pathogens such as those that previously ravaged third-world countries, but now are appearing in our country as opportunistic infections of HIV/AIDS, and hospital and emerging/re-emerging infections.  


Research accomplishments within the school have been funded by federal agencies such as Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Education, National Center Minority Health/Health Disparities (NCMHD), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).