UCSD is ranked 5th in the nation in NIH funding among Departments of Pediatrics in the US in 2019.  Our ID faculty is engaged in a variety of clinical, epidemiologic and basic research that span basic microbiome, HIV and host-pathogen research to Kawasaki Disease and clinical antibiotic and vaccine trials. Fellow training is a high priority of the division. Fellows interested in research are encouraged to explore the breadth of research opportunities available in our joint ID division, at the school of medicine and at UCSD-affiliated research institutions.