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Reducing the Impact of Infectious Diseases by Supporting Trans-Disciplinary Academic Research


09/24/2021 - 2:00pm

We are delighted to share the news that GIDI member Jochen Zimmer, PhD, Professor of molecular physiology and biomedical physics, has been named an Investigator by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the largest private biomedical research institution in the nation! This is considered one of the highest honors a biomedical scientist can achieve.  Congratulations, Dr. Zimmer!  

04/20/2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

It has been just over a year since the World Health Organization declared that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) constituted a global pandemic on March 11th, 2020.  The Global Infectious Institute will highlight sponsored research from across the UVA community that seeks to address the many questions and problems surrounding this pandemic.  Please join us for the follow

03/09/2021 - 3:15pm

The Global Infectious Disease Institute (GIDI) announces The Global Infectious Diseases Outreach Fund. The goal of the fund is to support impactful education and outreach in areas surrounding global infectious diseases. Activities supported by this fund should be consistent with GIDI's mission. Now, more than ever, there are questions surrounding infectious disease due to the current pandemic.

01/21/2021 - 3:15pm

We are excited to highlight the five awardees' projects surrounding infectious diseases from multiple disciplines happening across Grounds. Watch here.

11/12/2020 - 12:30pm

The Global Infectious Diseases Institute and Director Dr. Alison Criss are honored to be one of the twelve thought leaders featured at the 2020 American Public Health Association conference.  This video outlines the mission and vision of GIDI.

11/12/2020 - 12:15pm

Did you miss the webinar?  You can watch Dr. David Robinson's presentation on "An Impressive, but Not Perfect, Global Response to the Pandemic" here.

11/09/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The University of Virginia’s Global Infectious Diseases Institute welcomes Dr. David Robinson, Deputy Director & Co-Chair of the COVAX Vaccine Manufacturing SWAT Team from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to speak about vaccine development during a Global Pandemic. Please join us on Monday, November 9th at 2:00 PM EST to for a presentation and question & answer session from Dr.

10/21/2020 - 3:15pm

Finding a cure for COVID-19 is sure to be only a small part of the solution to the challenges a global pandemic presents. While healthcare workers are at the forefront of the fight against the disease, the virus is affecting nearly every aspect of our lives as we struggle to keep ourselves safe and healthy.

09/11/2020 - 3:30pm to 10/19/2020 - 5:00pm

The Global Infectious Diseases Institute announces a call to highlight excellence in undergraduate research from the University of Virginia, on infectious diseases of worldwide significance.  Eligible candidates are current undergraduate students at UVA who have conducted research projects with faculty mentors at UVA between August 2018 and August 2020.  We welcome projects from all disciplines

08/03/2020 - 5:00pm

The Global Infectious Disease Institute is announcing a call for Inequity in Infectious Disease Grants.

06/01/2020 - 3:00pm

We are happy to announce five new projects that have received a 2020-2021 seed grant from GIDI.  These interdisciplinary collaborative projects will investigate topics including the problem of contaminated drinking water in rural Appalachia to developing a vaccine for COVID-19

05/27/2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


03/17/2020 - 6:15pm to 03/27/2020 - 5:00pm

Why? Our community is in need of rapid innovation in research to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

01/21/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Rita Colwell is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, senior adviser and chairman emeritus at Canon US Life Sciences, Inc., and president and chairman of CosmosID, Inc. Dr.

05/10/2019 - 2:00pm

Congratulations to GIDI's Team Wu (Martin Wu, Ann Hays, Cirle Warren, and Hoang Sook) on their new award from the Commonwealth Health Research Board (CHRB) to study C. difficile persister cells in recurrent C.

03/25/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Building Bridges Lecture Series is organized by the Pan-University Institutes in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. The goal of this series is to strengthen the culture of trans-disciplinary research at the University of Virginia.

02/19/2019 - 11:30am

Carolyn Reynolds, Senior Associate with the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and formerly Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at PATHMORE...