Infectious Diseases

Marr Receives Billy Cooper Award

Marr Receives Billy Cooper Award

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Kieren Marr, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, received the 2019 Billy H. Cooper Award from the Medical Mycology Society of the Americas (MMSA) in recognition of her continuous outstanding achievement in clinical mycology. She will be honored at the MMSA dinner meeting in San Francisco in June.

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2019 SOM Convocation Awards

2019 SOM Convocation Awards

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The School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 22 in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Many of the awards for faculty were given to members of the Department of Medicine. The Professors' Awards for Excellence in Teaching The Professors' Awards for Excellence in Teaching were established in 1981 by the Advisory Board(...)

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Page Urges UN Security Council to Declare Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis

Page Urges UN Security Council to Declare Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis

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Last month, Kathleen Page, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, gave testimony at the United Nations Security Council regarding the dire healthcare crisis in Venezuela that has lead to shortages in medications, supplies and services which threaten public health. In her remarks, she made recommendations based on findings published in her recent Lancet article.(...)

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Rock Receives Top Poster Abstract Award

Rock Receives Top Poster Abstract Award

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Clare Rock, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, received the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Top Poster Abstract Award for the SHEA Spring 2019 Conference in Boston. She will present her abstract entitled "Evaluating the Accuracy of Sampling Strategies for Fluorescent Gel Monitoring of Patient Room Cleaning" at the conference later this(...)

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Faculty Promotions and Additions

Faculty Promotions and Additions

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Congratulations to all of the below faculty members who were recently promoted. Professor: Joseph Cofrancesco (pictured), GIM Maureen Horton (pictured), Pulmonary Associate Professor: Oscar Cingolani, Cardiology Christine Durand, Infectious Diseases Maura McGuire, GIM Satish Shanbhag, Hematology Assistant Professor: Michael Albert, GIM Lee Haselhuhn, GIM Varsha Singh, GI Joshua Sloan, GI Instructor: Jenny Pena Dias, Endocrinology We would(...)

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Chaisson Co-Authors Building a Tuberculosis-Free World: The Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis

Chaisson Co-Authors Building a Tuberculosis-Free World: The Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis

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Over the past 18 months, Richard Chaisson, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has worked as part of the Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis to create a report focused on the major scientific, epidemiologic, health systems and financing challenges that must be overcome to control TB. The publication, entitled Building a tuberculosis-free world: The Lancet Commission(...)

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Scully and Tornheim Receive CFAR Scholar Awards

Scully and Tornheim Receive CFAR Scholar Awards

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Eileen Scully and Jeffrey Tornheim, assistant professors in the Division of Infectious Diseases, received CFAR Scholar Awards from the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research. The program provides pilot grants for HIV/AIDS research, with the primary purpose of securing independent NIH funding. Eileen's study: Sex Specificity of Innate Immune Activation and Metabolism in HIV Jeffrey's study: Evaluation of a(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Happy New Year

Director’s Reflections: Happy New Year

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I would like to welcome everyone to the new calendar year. I hope 2019 proves to be a prosperous, happy, successful and healthy year for all. While this is a beginning in many ways, it is a halfway point for our residents. Senior residents have almost reached the finish line and likely know whether their(...)

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Shoham Named Governor-Elect of ACP DC Chapter

Shoham Named Governor-Elect of ACP DC Chapter

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Shmuel Shoham, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was named governor-elect of the American College of Physicians' District of Columbia Chapter. His four-year term as governor will begin in the spring of 2020. For more information, visit: https://www.acponline.org/about-acp/chapters-regions/united-states/district-of-columbia-chapter/meet-the-new-district-of-columbia-governor-elect

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