Applications for the Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 

Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-5666
Fax: (505) 272-4435

Welcome to the Division of Infectious Diseases

Michelle Harkins

Michelle Harkins, MD

Interim Division Chief
of Infectious Disease

Contact: (505) 272-5666
Email: MHarkins@salud.unm.edu

Department of Internal Medicine
MSC 10 5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Message from the Division Chief

Welcome to the website for the Division of Infectious Diseases at University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Topics related to infectious diseases and global health frequently make headlines these days as new diseases emerge, pathogens evolve resistance to therapeutics at an alarming rate and global travel and commerce fuel the spread of worldwide epidemics. Our Division is actively engaged in many aspects of infectious diseases and global health through robust clinical care programs, research, education and public health interventions, locally and around the world.

Faculty members and trainees of The Division of Infectious Diseases provide compassionate and evidence-based care across a vast spectrum of practice locations, including our flagship University of New Mexico Hospital, The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center and Sandoval Regional Medical Center. Affiliated centers such as Truman Health Services and Project ECHO serve as partners in our care network.

Our Division maintains active training programs for fellows, residents and students with several new initiatives in curriculum development and educational design. Faculty from our Division of Infectious Diseases and Center for Global Health are engaged in many clinical, translational and basic research programs, ranging from vaccine development for Ebola virus infection to fungal pathogenesis to clinical outcomes in patients with Hepatitis C infection. Research in areas of drug discovery, malarial anemia, molecular parasitology, paratransgenics, bioinformatics and pathogen bio-surveillance span four continents and engage regional and global partners, while attracting extramural funding from agencies such as National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Additional funding from NIH-Fogarty International Center provides training opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world.  

The vast consortium of clinical and research partners offers an outstanding environment for the study of infectious diseases and global health. We are excited and proud of the many accomplishments within our Division and Center and invite you to learn more about our activities. Please follow the links on the left to access more information on our clinical, training and research programs.

Thank you for visiting and please do not hesitate to contact me with your thoughts and questions.