Modern science has the potential to end the threat of infectious diseases—but the challenge demands a strategic, efficient use of talent and resources, and a global commitment to get it done. It takes a team-approach to discovery and solution application.
IDI Vision, Mission, and Values
Guiding what we aspire to do….and the way we do it
A world free from the threat of infectious diseases
The Infectious Diseases Institute will generate solutions to the detrimental effects of microbes on the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment for the benefit of society.
The IDI embraces the university’s shared values in how we conduct business and interact with individuals, both internally and externally. These shared values are:
Excellence: The IDI will strive for excellence in all endeavors, both large and small. The IDI will constantly evaluate current conditions and will be flexible and agile in order to make continuous quality improvements.
Diversity in people and of ideas: The IDI will be an incubator for new ideas in all areas, including research, education, community outreach, and resource stewardship. Diversity in people, and their thoughts and ideas, will be a key component in all IDI activities.
Access and affordability: The IDI will seek new revenue streams while adopting all available best practices to keep costs as low as possible, thereby positively contributing to the university’s overall financial portfolio to play a part in the president’s 2020 Vision.
Innovation: The IDI will be a pillar of innovation, transforming the way we think about infectious disease and microbiology research, education and outreach. The IDI will be a driving force in innovation locally and globally.
Collaboration and interdisciplinary endeavor: The IDI will push the boundaries in unprecedented ways to strengthen and increase existing interdisciplinary efforts and to foster new internal and external collaborations in the infectious disease and microbiology space, including non-traditional partners in various disciplines.
Integrity, transparency, and trust: Integrity, transparency, and trust will be bedrock qualities of the culture of the IDI and will be embedded in all IDI ventures.
IDI Executive team
CAROL ANELLI, PhD
JOHN GUNN, PhD
JOHN GUNN, PhD | Associate Directorclose
HEATHER CURTIS | Senior Project Managerclose
MICHAEL SOVIC, PhD | Assistant Director of Applied Microbiology Services Laboratoryclose
VANESSA VARALJAY, PhD | Strategic Alliance Officerclose