Navigate Up

UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
For Journalists
Allison Hydzik
Telephone: 412-647-9975

UPMC Celebrates Opening of Center for Care of Infectious Diseases

WHAT: UPMC is hosting a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Center for Care of Infectious Diseases (CCID), a new center that unites many existing services into one renovated space. Attendees will be able to meet physicians and tour the clinic.
WHY: The CCID will provide a broad range of care services including, but not limited to, HIV/AIDS, HIV-hepatitis C co-infection, C. difficile, Lyme disease, bloodstream infections, bone and joint infections, atypical mycobacterial infections, and travel-associated infections. The remodel includes 12 exam rooms and is equipped to evaluate patients with potentially contagious airborne diseases.
The CCID also encompasses several sub-specialty infectious disease clinics at UPMC, including the Pittsburgh Center for AIDS Treatment, Travel Health, Fecal Microbiota Transplant, and Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy, among others.
• John W. Mellors, M.D., professor of medicine and of pathology and Global Elimination of HIV and AIDS Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health. He also is executive director of the HIV/AIDS Program at UPMC.
• Mark Gladwin, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine, Pitt School of Medicine, and co-director of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
• John Innocenti, president of UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
WHEN: 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16
Opening remarks will be held at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Falk Medical Building, 3601 Fifth Ave., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, 15213
Note to media: To cover this event, please contact Allison Hydzik at 412-647-9975 or  

©  UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA