Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI receives CRTC Mentor of the Year Award

Andrej Spec, MD

Faculty serve as mentors, role models and teachers to develop future leaders of clinical and translational research. Nominated by the Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) scholars, Andrej Spec. MD, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine and ID fellow alum 2013, was selected by a vote of the CRTC Directors. The selection is based on dedication and […]

Jad Khoury, MD, ID Fellow Alum, receives Inaugural Mercy Hospital Clinical Provider Awards

The inaugural Mercy Clinic Provider Awards honored caregivers from their East Region. Jad Khoury, MD, ID Fellow 2003, was awarded Physician of the year as well as the Regional Physician of the Year. After a harrowing two years in a pandemic, Mercy Clinic took time to recognize the tremendous work and flexibility of its doctors […]

Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, Appointed Interim Co-Editor-in-Chief of IDSA online journal

Andrej Spec, MD

Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID), Infectious Diseases Society of America’s online journal, recently announced interim co-editors-in-chief: John W. Baddley, MD, MSPH, professor of medicine, infectious diseases division at University of Maryland School of Medicine, who previously served as an OFID associate editor, and Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine, infectious diseases division at […]

Clay Dunagan, MD, MS acknowledged by Becker’s 2022 list of people to know

Congratulations to Dr. Clay Dunagan, BJC HealthCare Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer! Dr. Dunagan has been named to Becker’s “88 chief medical officers of hospitals and health systems to know” 2022 list. Chief medical officers are the link between physicians and administrators at hospitals across the U.S. They bring an important clinical perspective […]

Dr. Patrick Mazi helps create “Toolbox Talk” on vaccines for construction forum

The St. Louis Construction Cooperative spearheaded a project that resulted in the release of “COVID Vaccination Tool Box” Talk Videos. The project is based on a presentation to the St. Louis Construction Cooperative (SLCC) by Patrick Mazi, MD, a third year fellow, infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine. Members of the construction industry […]

Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH and Bruce Hall, MD, PhD, MBA assume new leadership roles at BJC

BJC’s successful response to extraordinary challenges during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic lead to the promotion of two physicians who were instrumental in coordinating that effort. Bruce Hall, MD, PhD, MBA, professor of surgery, assumed the role of BJC chief medical officer, while Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, was appointed BJC vice president and […]

Congratulations to our newly elected IDSA Fellows

We are proud to announce the following faculty, each who have been named a Fellow by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society. Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases. It recognizes distinguished clinicians and scientists from the United States and […]

ID fellow alumnae, Judith A. Aberg, MD, appointed Dean of System Operations for Clinical Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dennis S. Charney, MD, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean and President for Academic Affairs at Mount Sinai Health System announced that Judith Aberg, MD, the Dr. George Baehr Professor of Clinical Medicine, has been appointed Dean of System Operations for Clinical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. An internationally renowned […]

Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD, becomes 21st president of Michigan State University

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD, ID fellow ‘84, recently stepped down as the 5th president of Stony Brook University on July 31, 2019, to officially begin his presidency at Michigan State University, one of the largest universities in the U. S. Under his direction, Stony Brook became one of the nation’s top universities for […]

Powderly honored with Distinguished Graduate Award by University College Dublin (UCD) Medical Graduates Association

William G. Powderly, MD, ID fellow ’87, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine & Co-director, Infectious Diseases Division, received the UCD Medical Graduates Association (MGA) Distinguished Graduate Award at their MGA Reunion 2019. The UCD MGA Distinguished Graduate Awards are awarded to outstanding graduates of the UCD School of Medicine, who are nominated by […]

Corrado A. Cancedda, MD, PhD, WUSM ID Fellow 2004-2007, will guide Botswana-UPENN’s strategy in sub-Saharan Africa

Corrado Cancedda, MD, PhD, assoicate professor of infectious diseases at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, recently assumed the role of Director and Strategic Adviser for Academic Partnerships in Global Health at the Botswana-University of Pennsylvania Partnership (BUP). Dr. Cancedda is a seasoned global health professional and was chosen following an extensive international […]

Prior ID Fellow, Dr. Judy Aberg, Honored by the IDSA Foundation, Women in ID

Despite a history of unequal access to medical education, women have made a lasting impact on the world of medicine. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation recently honored the lives and achievements of four women in medicine who have made a lasting impact on the field of infectious diseases (ID). During the early […]

Kavita Bhavan receives Clinical Excellence Award for S-OPAT Program

Dr. Kavita Bhavan receives the Clinical Excellence Program Development Award. Led by Dr. Bhavan, the Parkland Memorial Hospital Self-Administered Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (S-OPAT) Program was designed to allow uninsured patients who cannot access traditional outpatient intravenous antibiotic delivery services the ability to complete treatment for complex infections in the comfort of their own homes.

Jeff Henderson, MD, PhD named co-director of new graduate program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Jeffrey Henderson, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and molecular microbiology was recently named co-director of the new Biochemistry, Biophysics and  Structural Biology (BBSB) Graduate Program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Henderson did his infectious diseases fellowship here, at Washington University School of Medicine.  Dr. Henderson will co-direct with Daved H. […]

Gerome Escota selected Clerkship Director in Medicine

Gerome V. Escota, MD has been selected as the next Clerkship Director in Medicine. He will provide the professional, administrative and educational leadership for the third-year clerkship and sub-internship. Dr. Escota is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine and clinical faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He also serves as Associate Program Director for […]