Fellows’ Corner – what are they up to?

Matifadza (Mati) Hlatshwayo, MD presents at Pulmonary Research Day

Mati Hlatshway, MD 2nd year fellow, presented a poster entitled “Risks for COPD in HIV-infected Individuals Using Symptom-Based Scores and Spirometry” at the Pulmonary Research Day on March 9, 2017 hosted by Washington University School of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Pulmonary Research Day is a half-day conference developed to showcase and promote pulmonary and critical care research at Washington University and to foster collaboration, communication, and mentorship between the faculty and trainees from multiple departments and divisions on campus. The conference includes a keynote presentation by alumnus from the training program and shorter talks and a poster sessions to highlight current basic and clinical research activities

Jason P. Burnham, MD, receives Jonathon Freeman Award

Jason P. Burnham, MD, 2nd year fellow, is a 2017 recipient of the Jonathan Freeman Scholarhip.

The Scholarship was established by SHEA to promote the training of outstanding infectious disease fellows who demonstrate interest in the field of healthcare epidemiology.

In January 2017, Jason presented his work on readmissions in patients with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) infections at the CDC Epicenters Workgroup meeting in Atlanta, GA. CDC’s Prevention Epicenters Program is a unique research program in which CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) collaborates with academic investigators to conduct innovative infection control and prevention research. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WU), Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH), and BJC Healthcare (WU/BJC Epicenter) is among 11 epicenters nationally.

In addition, Jason recently received a “Just-in-Time ” award, funded by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences. His project is “Critical Care and Infectious Diseases: A Survey Study Addressing Attitudes Toward Collaboration”.

Jane O’Halloran, MD, 1st year fellow receives CROI
2017 Young Investigator Scholarship Award

Jane O’Halloran, MD, 1st year fellow received a Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2017 Young Investigator Scholarship Award. These awards are limited and highly selective. Dr. Halloran will be presenting an abstract titled, “Effect of ART on Monocytes Cholesterol Efflux and HDL function” at the CROI 2017 in Seattle, WA February 13 – 16.

Brett W. Jagger, MD, PhD co-authors manual chapter

Brett W. Jagger, MD, PhD, 2nd year fellow co-authored the chapter “Cellulitis” in The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series, General Internal Medicine Consult, 3rd Edition. Contributing faculty authors include Erik R. Dubberke, MD, Gerome V. Escota, MD, Kevin Hsueh, MD, Steven Y. Liang, MD, Lemuel R. Non, MD, Shadi Parsaei, MD, and Hilary E. L. Reno, MD.

Mati Hlastshwayo, MD, “new beginning”

Mati Hlastshwayo, MD, 2nd year fellow, and her husband, pediatric resident at St. Louis University, Jesse Davis, MD, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Aneni, on November 29, 2016.

 

2nd year fellows receive Knowlton Award for Excellence

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Jason Burnham, MD, Bill Powderly, MD, co-director of the ID division, and Brett Jagger, MD, PhD

Brett Jagger, MD, PhD and Jason Burnham, MD, 2nd year fellows, each received a Knowlton Incentive Award for Excellence from the Barnes Jewish Foundation on October 17.

The Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award program recognizes resident physicians who have demonstrated the ability to balance exceptional, compassionate care with a commitment to being leaders in the science of internal medicine. These residents embody the Knowlton Spirit. Since 1985, nearly 160 select physicians have received this prestigious award and have carried the Knowlton Spirit with them throughout their medical careers.


IDWeek 2016 Travel Grants

Congratulations to Jason Burnham, MD, 2nd year fellow in training for receiving an IDWEEK Trainee Travel Grant to help defray the costs of attending the IDSA 2016 Conference. Merilda Blanco Guzman, MD, Lemuel Non, MD, Anupam Pande, MD and Andre Spec, MD, all Instructors in Medicine, also received Travel Grants.


2016 fellows’ annual spring picnic – hosted by second-year fellows

Merilda, 2nd year fellow, was "Chef" for the picnic.

Merilda, second-year fellow, served as the lead organizer for the meal.

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Our second year/graduating fellows, Merilda, Lemuel, Maria, Caline and Anupam

faculty and incoming

Matt Kuhlmann, (assistant professor) Andrej Spec (third-year fellow), Brett Jagger (second-year fellow), Carlos Mejia and Krunal Raval (incoming fellows), and Bill Powderly, Division co-director

Jenn Philips (assistant professor), Dave Warren (associate professor) and Calne Mattar, (second year fellow)

Jenn Philips (assistant professor), Dave Warren (professor) and Caline Mattar, (second-year fellow)

Gary Weil (asisstant professor), E.P. Barrette (associate professor), and Jennie Kwon (instructor of medicine)

Gary Weil (professor), E.P. Barrette (associate professor), and Jennie Kwon (instructor of medicine)


First-year fellow, Jason Burnham, accepted to the MTPCI program

Jun 28, 2016
Jason Burnham, MD

Jason Burnham, MD

The MTPCI is the postdoctoral Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation, which provides multidisciplinary clinical and translational research training to promote the career development of junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows by helping them become clinical and translational researchers. The title of my project that was accepted into this program is “Readmissions for multi-drug resistant infections among patients with prior multi-drug resistant organism infections.” – Jason Burnham, Fellow


Jonathan Freeman Scholarship Award from SHEA Spring 2015 

Award recipients (from left): Abigail Carlson, Michael Durkin, Valerie Cluzet, Pretti Mehrotra, Rossana Rosa and Dana Mazo

Abigail Carlson, MD, fellow in training, and Mike Durkin, MD (instructor in Medicine now) received the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship Award from SHEA Spring 2015 meeting: Science Guiding Prevention in Orlando, FL.  The Jonathan Freeman Scholarship was established by SHEA to promote the training of outstanding infectious disease fellows who demonstrate interest in the field of healthcare epidemiology.

Abigail Carlson, MD, received the Outstanding Citizen Award from Postdoctoral Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation (MTPCI).  This award is given each year to top Clinical Research Training Center scholars who are identified by the Directors as the most engaged, respectful, and always willing to provide support and constructive feedback to their peers and the program.


Acknowledgements

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) 2015

Abby Carlson, MD presented a poster at SHEA 2015 conference titled: “Urine Culturing Practices in a Large Academic Medical Center.”

Jennie Kwon, DO presented a poster at the SHEA 2015 conference titled: “Correlation of Clostridium difficile Enzyme Immunoassay Results with Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Clostridium difficile Infection.”

Cryptococcus Infection Network Cohort Study for non-HIV patients (CINCH) 2015

Andrej Spec, MD, fellow in training, was selected to serve as a Sub-study Steering Committee Member of CINCH 2015, sponsored by the NIH/NIAID.

International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) 2015

Andrej Spec, MD presented a poster, “End Stage Liver Disease is a Strong Predictor of Mortality in Cryptococcosis,” at the 19th ISHAM 2015 Congress in Melbourne Australia.

IDWEEK 2015

Jennie Kwon, DO, third-year fellow in training and Cynthia Monaco, MD (instructor in medicine now), received IDWeek 2015 Trainee Travel Grants to help defray the costs of attending the IDSA 2015 Conference.

IDWEEK 2014 program mentee

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Andrej Spec, MD

For Andrej Spec, MD, infectious disease is not only a career, it’s a passion, a chance to solve patient health mysteries and unearth remote but meaningful disease connections. As a fellow, Dr. Spec was paired for IDWeek’s mentorship program with Carol A. Kauffman, MD, a professor at the University of Michigan Medical School and chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at the Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System.