Infectious Disease Interest Group
Infectious diseases have impacted humankind throughout history. Despite reports in the mid-20th century that infectious diseases were a thing of the past, we know that emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are still very present in our world today. Climate change, globalization, antibiotic resistance, and other factors play a role in this; consequently, ID affects all facets of medicine.
The mission of the Infectious Disease Interest Group is to promote the Infectious Disease (ID) subspecialty as an exciting career choice. Our goal is to expose future physicians to the many roles of ID specialists and the diversity of opportunities in the field. We hope to enhance the academic curriculum of UACOM-Phoenix by informing students about the impact of ID on all aspects of medicine, healthcare, antimicrobial stewardship, public health, and global health. We plan to do this through guest speakers, panels, shadowing experiences, conference attendance, and more. Ultimately, we hope to inspire UACOM-Phoenix medical students to envision how they might solve the next pandemic or develop a new vaccine.
Events and Activities
Dr. Peter McKellar, Internal Medicine Physician and Infectious Disease Specialist, Topic: "Life in the ID World"
Dr. Justin Seroy, ID Specialist at Banner University Medical Center, Topic: TBD
March 2021 (Date TBD)
Dr. Mayar Al Mohajer, ID Specialist and Associate Professor of Infectious Disease at Baylor College of Medicine, Webinar, Topic: Antimicrobial Resistance
August 27, 2020
CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer, Dr. Heather Venkat, DVM, Webinar, Topic: Zoonotic Disease, Public Health, and the Epidemic Intelligence Service
April 23, 2020
Arizona Department of Health Services, Dr. Nick Staab, Lunch Talk, Topic: Update on COVID-19
February 20, 2020
Did you know Arizona has its own app for ID news and resources?
IDAZ is a FREE mobile app where Arizona healthcare providers can get the latest news and public health recommendations about infectious diseases in the state.
This is a great tool for both practicing clinicians and students.