Beth Kirkpatrick, MD, FASTMH, FIDSA
Director, Principal Investigator
- Chairperson, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
- Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
- Director, Vaccine Testing Center
Dr. Kirkpatrick obtained a B.S. in Biology and Political Science at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and her Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Her Internship, Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine were done at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Dr. Kirkpatrick completed her Infectious Disease Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland in 1999. She founded the Vaccine Testing Center (VTC) in 2001 at UVM.
She has served as the Principal Investigator of the Translational Global Infectious Diseases Research (TGIR) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) since 2018, and leads its Administrative Core. In phase 2 of the TGIR-COBRE, Dr. Kirkpatrick is focused on growing the team’s critical mass of junior investigators; expanding the TGIR and VTC connections to scientists and institutional partners in low-and-middle-income countries; and multi-PI grants involving UVM and global partners. She is also interested in promoting the development of clinician-and physician-scientists, especially in global research.