The faculty engaged with the University of Minnesota Institute on Infectious Diseases (UMIID) have diverse research training, experiences and interests. 

They are based within the Medical School and beyond, and they bring unique sets of expertise to identify, develop and enact solutions to address emerging infections with epidemic or pandemic potential. 

If you would like to become involved with UMIID, please contact our Operations Director.

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Executive Committee

The UMIID Executive Committee serves as the interim leadership team for the institute, while the Medical School conducts a national search for a faculty director to assume leadership of the institute. When the inaugural director is hired, the Executive Committee will dissolve and participate in the institute through other channels.

Meet the Executive Committee

Internal Advisory Board

The UMIID Internal Advisory Board advises the Executive Committee in their decision making processes. It is comprised of key infectious disease experts from across the University of Minnesota.

Meet the Internal Advisory Board

External Advisory Board

The UMIID External Advisory Board provides guidance and feedback to UMIID leadership as they pursue their mission and vision for this world class institute at the University of Minnesota.

Meet the External Advisory Board

Operations Director

Laura Seifert joined UMIID in June 2022 to launch the institute. Direct all UMIID-related inquiries to Laura.

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