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. […]
ID Fellows celebrated poster presentations with fellowship program directors at IDWeek 2022.
Our ID fellows made a great showing at IDWeek! Congratulations to all who presented during the poster session.
Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI and Patrick Mazi, MD, clinical ID fellow, uncover a larger national geographical mapping of infections caused by fungi (Links to an external site)
Fellows receive IDWeek 2022 Abstract Travel Awards
Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, and Patrick Ching, MD, MPH, both second year ID fellows have been awarded Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Trainee Abstract Travel Awards. The awards help defray the expenses of traveling to IDWeek, October 19-23, 2022, in Washington, DC. IDWeek offers several awards acknowledging distinguished, quality scientific research presented at IDWeek. Awards […]
Congratulations, 2022 ID Fellow Graduates!
Through many years of education, hard work and determination, you made it! Congratulations to all of our fellows who completed their infectious diseases (ID) fellowship training. Gayathri Krishnan, MD, is an instructor in medicine and a medical education fellow, working on her Masters in Health Professional Education at Washington University School of Medicine. “One thing […]
Our first of many fellows’ outings spring 2022
Our first outing this spring started at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University Danforth Campus talking about art and public health followed by dinner at K-BOP St. Louis. We were also joined virtually by Gerome Escota, MD, former co-director of the ID Fellowship program at WashU.
IDFellowsCup, A friendly competition amongst bug-lovers in training
77 : teams 617 : total players 394 : fellows 82 : pre-fellows (or ID enthusiast) 190 : international players Should be excellent competition and opportunity to learn together! Check it out @IDFellowsCup
Gayathri Krishnan, MD, second year ID fellow presents posters at Annual Social Media Summit 2022
Dr. Krishnan presents poster on #SocialMediaAdvocacy at the Annual Social Media summit at #SGIM22 #SGIM2022 – She was very excited to be at a national conference in-person, interacting with innovative medical educators, & starting a dialogue!
ID Fellows meet with CDC Director
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, 2022 Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor
Rochelle Walensky, MD,MPH, was welcomed today at the Internal Medicine grand rounds to discuss the pandemic with William G. Powderly, MD, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Their conversation centered on domestic and global challenges facing public health officials as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic […]
ID Division fills all five fellowship positions in the match
The ID Division is excited to work with our incoming fellows in July 2022. In recent years there had been a decline in applicants to infectious diseases training programs. This year, there are 52 (30%) ID programs in the match with unfilled spots. We are aware that there are insufficient applicants to meet the ever […]
Two ID Fellows will be honored Dec. 6 with prestigious Excellence Award
Patrick Olson, MD, PhD and Abby Sung, MD, Infectious Diseases Fellows who trained in the Washington University School of Medicine Internal Medicine (WUSM IM) Residency Program, will be honored with the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital 2021 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award. The award recognizes and supports current fellows who trained in the WUSM residency program […]
Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH and Gayathri Krishnan, MD, both fellows, appointed to IDSA committees
Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH completed his ID fellowship in 2021 and is currently an instructor in medicine in infectious diseases and a medical education fellow. Dr. Nolan has been appointed to the IDSA Medical Education Community of Practice (COP). The COP committee represents members of the IDSA working to support the community of ID clinician educators, […]
Dr. Nathan Nolan will present at this year’s AIMW22!
Three School of Medicine faculty, Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE , Assistant Professor, Rheumatology, Frank O’Brien, MBBCH, MRCPI , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH , Instructor in Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division (alumnus 2019), and Medical Education Fellow will conduct a workshop about integrating Health Equity into fellowship training curricula, […]
Second year fellow, Gayathri Krishnan, MD, creates online platform for women professionals in the field of Infectious Diseases
Women in Infectious Diseases (WIID) is created for women professionals in ID to collaborate, promote, support, advocate, embrace, encourage and nurture each other and to celebrate all the amazing work being done by women in the field of Infectious Diseases. Our motto in WIID is “for women, with women, by women in ID”. According to AAMC, […]
ID Fellows create video to show prospective fellow candidates what fellowship is like at WashU
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is prepared to conduct virtual interviews of potential candidates to join our ID fellowship program. Since candidates are not visiting onsite, our fellows decided to create a video that shows canididates around the medical campus while they share what it is like to […]
Gayaythri Krishnan, MD chosen as Chief ID Fellow for FY 2022
Dr. Krishnan was selected by her ID fellow peers to serve as the second Chief ID Fellow. She follow Nathan Nolan, MD and recent graduate of the ID Fellowhip program . Honored, humbled and ecstatic about this new responsibility, Gayathry hopes to promote Fellow wellness and trainee education. “Thank you @WashUID for entrusting me with […]
Gayathri Krishnan, MD, first year fellow, submitted a recently published paper
Comparison of Blood (1->3)-β-D-Glucan Levels in AIDS-Related Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia and AIDS-Related Progressive Disseminated Histoplasmosis. Michael Saccente, Gayathri Krishnan. Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciab277, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab277. Relevance: Beta D glucan is a noninvasive test used for diagnosis of fungal infections and is helpful in patients with immunosuppressed conditions. Dr. Krishnan et al also published a case report in the Arkansas […]
Miguel Chavez Concha, MD, MSc, receives Jonathon Freeman Award
Miguel Chavez Concha, MD, MSc, first year fellow, is a 2021 recipient of the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship. The award is was established by SHEA to promote the training of outstanding infectious disease fellows who demonstrate interest in the field of healthcare epidemiology. The award is intended to support infection control professionals’ scholarly activities in hospital […]
Five fellows present 9 posters at IDWEEK 2020
Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, first year fellow presented a poster at IDWeek 2020, Increasing incidence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with HIV: A nationwide database analysis. Oral presentation: A nationwide analysis of the trends and outcomes of Cryptococcal Meningitis in the United States. Mansoor A., Sarwari A.R. IDWeek 2020, October 2020 Daniel Vo, MD, second […]
Podcast: Preventing COVID-19 among unhoused people
Nathanial S. Nolan, MD, MPH, second year ID fellow, joins Steven Y. Liang, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases,to create a new episode of ‘Show Me the Science’, produced by the Office of Medical Public Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and discusses the risks of […]
Juan Calix, MD, PhD completes ID fellowship and joins the Division of Infectious Diseases
Juan Calix, MD, PhD, ID fellow alum 2020, joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Instructor in April. Dr. Calix was born in New Orleans, LA but lived much of his youth in his family’s native El Salvador. He moved back to the United States to obtain his bachelor’s […]
Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH
Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH, 1st year fellow, served on one of the American Medical Association (AMA) Reference Committees at their interim meeting November 16-20, 2019. The Reference Committee hears the testimony to present a consensus report for review to the house of delegates. Dr. Nolan represented the American College of Physicians as a Delegate to […]
Four fellows present posters at IDWEEK 2019
Sasinuch Rutjanawech, MD, 1st year fellow – Poster#1699 Presentations and Outcomes of Histoplasma Capsulatum Infection Vary by Immune Status: A Retrospective Cohort Study and 2108 Comparison of Voriconazole versus Itraconazole in the Treatment of Histoplasmosis – A Retrospective Analysis Frances Lahrman, MD, 2nd year fellow – Poster #1474 – Epidemiology and Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients with Urinary Tract Infections […]
Laura Marks, MD, PhD
Laura Marks, MD, PhD, second year fellow, had a featured case in the New England Journal of Medicine of Glandular Tularemia.A 68-year-old man from Missouri presented to the primary care clinic with a history of 1 week of fever followed by 2 months of progressive, painful swelling on the right side of his neck.Two days prior, […]
Katie and Lee Connor celebrate their newest addition, Finn Garrett Connor. He was born on September 28, 2018 at 1:15 am. He was 7lbs 1 oz and 20.3 inches long. Katie is a registered dietitian and Lee is an Infectious Diseases Fellow. Baby Finn has one brother, an eight-year-old cat, named Winston.
Matt Hevey, MD
Second year ID fellow, Matt Hevey, MD, presented a poster on the “Presentation and Outcome of Cryptococcal Infections” at the Mycoses Study Group Education & Research Consortium Biennial meeting “Clinical Mycology Today” in Big Sky, Montana on September 28, 2018.
First and second year fellows receive travel grants to IDWeek 2018
First year fellows, Matthew Hevey, MD and Kap Sum Foong, MD, along with second year fellows, Abdullah Aljorayid, MD, Juan Calix, MD, PhD, Carlos Mejia, MD, and Jane O’Halloran, MD, PhD, and will be attending IDWeek 2018 October 3-7 in San Francisco, CA. Each have submitted abstracts which have been accepted for poster presentations and […]
2018 ID Division Annual Spring Picnic – hosted by second-year fellows
A great time was had by all in attendance at the second year fellows’ picnic. This is an annual occasion when 2nd year fellows plan, organize, bar-b-que and serve up a delicious meal for ID Division faculty and staff. This year’s picnic was located in Tower Grove Park which affords plenty of room to play […]
Second year fellows receive travel grants to IDWeek 2017
Carlos Mejia, MD, Jane O’Halloran, MD, PhD, and Krunal Raval, MD will be attending IDWeek 2017 October 4-8 in San Diego, CA. Each have submitted abstracts which have been accepted for presentations. Carlos’s abstract was accepted for an oral presentation. Jane and Krunal will be presenting posters. They all have been selected to receive IDWeek […]
Matifadza (Mati) Hlatshwayo, MD presents at Pulmonary Research Day
Mati Hlatshway, MD, second 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 […]
Jason P. Burnham, MD, receives Jonathan Freeman Award
Jason P. Burnham, MD, 2nd year fellow, is a 2017 recipient of the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship. 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 […]
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, […]
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
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 […]
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
First-year fellow, Jason Burnham, accepted to the MTPCI program
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 […]
Jonathan Freeman Scholarship Award from SHEA Spring 2015
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 […]
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 […]
IDWEEK 2014 program mentee
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 […]