Research Opportunities and Scholarly Activity

Under the direction of a faculty member, a research program is designed for each fellow to meet his/her unique career goals.

pediatric infectious disease fellow

This program includes extensive time learning investigative and assessment techniques and offers access to courses in statistical methods, study design, and molecular and cell biology.

The University of Michigan prides itself on its commitment to research endeavors and offers many resources in the Departments of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Laboratory Animal Medicine, and the School of Public Health that will enrich the fellow's research training.

Fellows are encouraged to write a research grant proposal under the guidance of their research mentor.

pediatric infectious disease fellow

This process helps develop and solidify the fellow’s scholarly activity project, but salary support and research funding are not contingent upon the grant being successfully funded. The Fellow will actively participate in research conferences and journal clubs sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and the Division of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases, depending on their research interests.

Basic science research opportunities exist both within the division and in numerous labs throughout the Medical School and School of Public Health.


 Dawid lab members and associates 
Dawid and Watson Lab Members 

Associated Research Programs:

Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID)

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Adult Infectious Diseases Research Laboratories

Department of Epidemiology (School of Public Health)

Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit