The STD Research Program conducts a variety of research projects at several partner clinical sites on campus.  Studies include enrollment into Federally- (NIH and CDC) funded research projects, industry-sponsored trials of STD diagnostics and therapeutics, and local, investigator-initiated studies whose topics include clinical, behavioral and descriptive epidemiology.  Major research sites include the Jefferson County Department of Health STD Clinic, the Personal Health Clinic which is directed by Dr. Jane Schwebke, the 1917 HIV Clinic, the UAB Vaccine research clinic, and the UAB Student Sexual Health Clinic (Dr. Nicholas Van Wagoner, Director).  In addition, occasional studies are directed in partnership with other clinical sites such as the UAB ED or other clinics.


We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients, providing an interdisciplinary research environment, and promoting growth and awareness throughout our faculty and staff.

The Division of Infectious Diseases is involved in various activities relating to the traditional academic missions of education, patient care and research. The Division consists of 48 full-time and two emeritus faculty, nine fellows and 130 support staff; including: administrators, office associates and assistants, fiscal/grant specialists, technicians, study coordinators and study nurses.


We are internationally recognized for fostering an interdisciplinary research environment that relies on strong relationships between investigators in the basic sciences, clinical research, bioinformatics, and epidemiology and bio-statistics. These interactions create opportunities for discovery and implementation science aimed at advancing the prevention and management of infectious diseases.


Throughout the Division, we have many enriching and educational opportunities for our faculty and trainees. We are proud to also host national and international programs specializing in tropical medicine and STD/HIV prevention. 

Patient Care

We are dedicated to providing compassionate care for all of our patients. With multiple clinics across the UAB Medicine campus, we provide patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services.