Infectious Diseases

Hopkins Technology Aiding in TB Elimination

Posted by  | Patient Care

Harris Country Texas Public Health Environmental Services was recently named a 2016 TB Elimination Champion for use of Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their success is largely based on their use of miDOT, a smartphone-based technology for DOT developed by Maunank Shah, assistant professor in the Division(...)

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13th Annual Miller Lecture

13th Annual Miller Lecture

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John Bartlett, former director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, will speak at the 13th Annual Miller Lecture on Tuesday, April 19 from noon-1 p.m. in the Grossi Auditorium at Bayview.

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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 have been promoted since January. Promoted to Associate Professor: Promoted to Assistant professor: Sajida Chaudry, Division of General Internal Medicine Abednego Chibungu, Division of Hospital Medicine Nimisha Kalia-Satwah, Division of Occupational Medicine Illeana Ponor, Division of Hospital Medicine Clare Rock, Division of Infectious Diseases Dwight Wooster,(...)

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Kirk Named Fulbright Global Scholar

Kirk Named Fulbright Global Scholar

Posted by  | Congratulations, Research

Gregory Kirk, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named a Fulbright Global Scholar to pursue research and mentorship focused on the global impact of the intersecting HIV and non-communicable disease (NCD) epidemics. From 2016 to 2019, he will spend 2 months each year working sequentially in Barbados, the Netherlands and South Africa. These(...)

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Want to Pie Fessler, Ray or Sozio in the Face?

Want to Pie Fessler, Ray or Sozio in the Face?

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Henry Fessler, Stuart Ray and Stephen Sozio have been selected to participate in the Johns Hopkins medical students' Relay for Life Pie-in-the-Face fundraiser. This charity event supports the American Cancer Society, and takes place on Friday, April 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Medical Education Building. During the event, several faculty members will be pie-d in the face in exchange for donations. For every $25(...)

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Marr Named Vice President of ASCI

Marr Named Vice President of ASCI

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Kieren Marr, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chair for innovation and commercialization, was recently elected vice president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). After serving as vice president for one year, Kieren will progress to president-elect and then president in 2020. The ASCI aims to support the scientific efforts, educational needs(...)

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Congrats to the Graduates of the Emerging Women’s Leadership Program

Congrats to the Graduates of the Emerging Women’s Leadership Program

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The Department of Medicine had six graduates of the 2015 cohort of the Emerging Women's Leadership program sponsored by the Office of Women in Science and Medicine and the SOM Office of Faculty Development. This 11-month program aims to provide leadership development for highly skilled women faculty and has resulted in new research collaborations amongst participants as(...)

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Gupta Reviews TB Prevention in Patients with HIV

Gupta Reviews TB Prevention in Patients with HIV

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Amita Gupta, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and international health and deputy director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses research related to the prevention of tuberculosis in patients with HIV. According to Gupta, “HIV is your number one risk factor for developing active(...)

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Johns Hopkins approved to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants

Johns Hopkins approved to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants

Posted by  | Patient Care, Research

Christine Durand, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Dorey Segev in the Department of Surgery are PIs on the NIH grant that will design and implement the clinical trial to do HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants at multiple centers across the country. Christine, along with Kieren Marr, professor in the Division of(...)

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