The Division of Infectious Diseases aims to provide the highest quality clinical care, research and education in infectious diseases. Division physicians treat people on an inpatient and outpatient basis in the greater New York City area, including individuals who have travelled to the area from elsewhere, and also offer travel advice and immunizations for adults, children and families. Infectious diseases physicians also participate in programs with the Center for Global Health, the Center for Special Studies and the Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Control Program. Research projects in the United States and abroad investigate the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infectious diseases. Infectious diseases lab research investigates antibiotic and antifungal drug development, bioterrorism agents and tuberculosis, among other topics. Educating the next generation of infectious diseases experts is a main mission of the division, which offers a fellowship training program that emphasizes inpatient and ambulatory clinical training.