Purpose

The purpose of the center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID) is to foster research and teaching focused on the transmission, pathogenesis and evolution of infectious diseases and their causative agents, enhance existing ties with the University of Michigan Health Care System, Wayne State University Division of Infectious Diseases and the Veteran's Administration Hospital, and attract faculty, students and research support. 
The goals of MAC-EPID are to:
  1. Develop new tools for understanding the transmission, pathogenesis, ecology and evolution of infectious diseases and their causative agents.
  2. Develop new strategies for detection, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases.
  3. Provide a forum for the presentation of these new tools and strategies.
  4. Train students in the many scientific areas related to the transmission, pathogenesis and evolution of infectious diseases.
  5. Support innovative, interdisciplinary research projects.
  6. Be a valuable resource for the scientific and general community by bringing science from the bench to the community.

MAC-EPID is sponsored by the School of Public Health.