Cherabie named ‘Let’s Stop HIV Together’ ambassador

Joseph Cherabie, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a clinical ambassador for the national Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign, which is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The campaign aims to end the […]

Nigar Kirmani, MD receives Distinguished Service Teaching Award

The Distinguished Service Teaching Awards are presented by Washington University medical students to faculty and house staff in appreciation of exemplary service in medical student education. Each fall, medical students finishing their first, second, and third years of study select the course masters, lecturers, clerkship directors, attendings, and residents who distinguished themselves most in their efforts, […]

Faculty and trainees gather at annual SHEA meeting.

Washington University infectious diseases faculty and trainees met up for dinner at the 2023 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring Event hosted in Seattle, WA. Several trainees are training in the antibiotic stewardship program and infection prevention. Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, 2nd year ID fellow, was awarded the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship by the Society […]

Megan Tierney Baldridge elected to prestigious honor society for physician scientists

The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) announced the election of 100 active and international members for 2023. These new members come from 49 different institutions and represent excellence across the breadth of academic medicine. They were officially inducted into the Society at the ASCI Dinner and New Member Induction Ceremony, April 21, 2023, as […]

Luis Parra-Rodriguez received CROI scholarship award.

Congratulations, Dr. Parra-Rodriguez, MD, third year fellow, for being selected for the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), New Investigator Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on the quality of the submitted abstract, application, and letter of recommendation. New Investigator Scholarship recipients are the presenting author of an accepted abstract. All scholarship recipients are required […]

Kap Sum Foong, MD, ID fellow alumnus, receives LEAP Fellowship

Congratulations, Kap Sum Foong, MD, ID Fellow 2019, on receiving a Leaders in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Public Health Fellowship Award. The LEAP Fellowship is a $100,000 training award competitively granted to promising young infectious disease physicians. Funded by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the fellowship aims to foster the next generation of […]

ID welcomes incoming fellows!

Noah Chodos, MDMedical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine                                                                                Residency: Tufts Medical Center, Boston MA Zoë Leyh, DOMedical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine                                                                  Residency: St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis MO Antony Rawindraraj, DOMedical School: Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine                 Residency: University of Missouri, Columbia Reid Goodman, MDMedical School: New York […]

Makedonka Mitreva, PhD elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology

The American Academy of Microbiology, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), recognizes excellence, originality, service and leadership in the microbial sciences. Election to the Academy is a mark of distinction. Congratulations, Makedonka Mitreva, PhD, professor of medicine and genetics, one of the top 65 fellows elected in the Academy 2023 […]

Global Health Seed Funding awarded to ID faculty

In an effort to that will amplify Washington University’s “global perspective” (one of the guiding principles of the university’s “Here and Next” Strategic Plan), the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health and Department of Medicine, Washington University McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Africa Initiative have awarded global health seed funding to […]

Kwon named chair of epidemiology society research committee

Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named head of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA) Research Committee. Kwon’s clinical and translational research is dedicated to infection prevention and combating antimicrobial resistance. Her lab […]

SHEA recognizes outstanding infectious diseases fellows

Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, 2nd year ID fellow, has been awarded the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The award recognizes outstanding infectious disease fellows who demonstrate an interest in healthcare epidemiology. Dr. Mansoor’s primary research interest is in antibiotic stewardship, specifically in immunocompromised patients and in low resource settings. […]

Abayomi Agbedi, MD, ID fellow 2007, receives 2022 Distinguished Physician Award

Dr. Agbedi was taken by surprise at Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center, where the Novant Health Infectious Diseases Specialty, Salisbury, NC, honored him with the 2022 Distinguished Physician Award. “I’m grateful to all my colleagues who thought I merited this award” said Agbedi, “Doing the work and doing it well, is not possible without […]