Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, has been selected as a 2016 National Academy of Medicine Fellow in Osteopathic Medicine. Kwon, an instructor of medicine in infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, was chosen based on her scholarship, professional accomplishments and expertise.
During the two-year fellowship, Kwon, who also is an epidemiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, will work with the academy’s expert committees and roundtables to research important questions in infectious diseases and public health, and provide evidence-based guidance to policy makers, academic leaders, health-care administrators and the public.
The overall purpose of the NAM Fellowship program is to enable talented, early career health science
scholars to participate actively in the work of the Academies and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. The fellowship includes a stipend and complements Kwon’s research, which focuses on the fecal microbiome in patients with multidrug-resistant infections, and how multidrug-resistant organisms are transmitted in health-care settings, the community and the environment. Kwon will continue her primary academic post while engaging part time over a two-year period in the Academies’ health and science policy work.