Makedonka Mitreva, PhD, receives distinguished award in tropical medicine

Makedonka Mitreva, PhD, receives distinguished award in tropical medicine
The American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) acknowledges individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in tropical medicine with the “Bailey K. Ashford Medal”. On November 17, at their annual conference, the ASTMH announced that Makedonka Mitreva, PhD, professor of medicine is this year’s recipient of this prestigious award as a recognition for her distinguished […]

Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI appointed to serve on IDSA committee

Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI appointed to serve on IDSA committee
Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine has recently been appointed to the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Antimicrobial Resistance Committee Committee. The Antimicrobial Resistance Committee serves to advance, through public policy and advocacy, the development of new antimicrobial agents where unmet need exists and the reduction of occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. The committee […]

Congratulations to our newly elected IDSA Fellows

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 […]

Congratulations, Drs. Caline Mattar and Aaloke Mody, on appointments to IDSA global health committee

Congratulations, Drs. Caline Mattar and Aaloke Mody, on appointments to IDSA global health committee
Caline Mattar, MD, assistant professor of medicine and Aaloke Mody, MD, assistant professor of medicine both have been appointed to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Global Health Committee. Dr. Mattar’s interests are in antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention in resource limited settings, global and international health, infectious diseases in pregnancy, currently COVID-19. Dr. Mody […]

Drs. Kwon and Babcock reveal vaccine effectiveness in health care professionals in a publication in NEJM

Drs. Kwon and Babcock reveal vaccine effectiveness in health care professionals in a publication in NEJM
Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine participated in a CDC led multicenter study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showing that the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines were highly effective under real-world conditions in preventing symptomatic COVID19 in health care personnel. Drs. Kwon and […]

Nathan Nolan, MD, and colleagues will present workshop at AAIMW22

Nathan Nolan, MD, and colleagues will present workshop at AAIMW22
Dr. Nathan Nolan, instructor in medicine, division of infectious diseases, along with Frank O’Brien, MBBCh, MRCPI, assistant professor of medicine, division of nephrology and Lisa Zickuhr, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of rheumatology, submitted a workshop proposal for the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Week 2022 (AIMW22). Their submission,  “Interprofessional, Multidisciplinary Case Conferences: A Novel Approach […]

IDSA appoints Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI to serve on two committees

IDSA appoints Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI to serve on two committees
Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine has recently been appointed to the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Antimicrobial Resistance Committee and Awards Committee. The Antimicrobial Resistance Committee serves to advance, through public policy and advocacy, the development of new antimicrobial agents where unmet need exists and the reduction of occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. […]

Welcome Dr. Nicolo Cabrera to Infectious Diseases Division

Welcome Dr. Nicolo Cabrera to Infectious Diseases Division
Nicolo Cabrera, MD, joined the Infectious Diseases Division following completion as a PGY-7 Immunocompromised Host/Transplant Infectious Disease fellow at the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He was born and raised in the Philippines where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, magna cum laude, at […]

The Infectious Diseases Division Celebrates Women in Medicine

The Infectious Diseases Division Celebrates Women in Medicine
Each September, the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. The ID Division recognizes all the women physicians, researchers, residents, fellows and medical students working to make health care more equitable. We celebrate these trailblazers during Women in Medicine month. […]

Julia López, PhD, MPH, LCSW is panelist at the Missouri History Museum on September 15, during National Hispanic Heritage Month

Julia López, PhD, MPH, LCSW is panelist at the Missouri History Museum on September 15, during National Hispanic Heritage Month
This event is in person at the Missouri History Museum but can also be accessed virtually. Join a panel discussion at the Missouri History Museum on the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Panelists will hold an open dialogue with the audience about their personal identities, cultural perspectives, and how they’re building social spaces […]

COVID-19 vaccine elicits antibodies in 90% taking immunosuppressants (Links to an external site)

COVID-19 vaccine elicits antibodies in 90% taking immunosuppressants
However, people treated for autoimmune conditions produce weaker responses than healthy people COVID-19 vaccination elicited antibody responses in nearly nine out of 10 people with weakened immune systems, although their responses were only about one-third as strong as those mounted by healthy people, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine […]

Bernard Camins, MD, MSCR, former faculty member, participates in the coin toss for the men’s singles match on Pride Day at the 2021 US Open

Bernard Camins, MD, MSCR, former faculty member, participates in the coin toss for the men’s singles match on Pride Day at the 2021 US Open
Rainbow flags flew proudly at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1 as the USTA celebrated and welcomed the LGBTQ+ community to the first-ever Open Pride Day during the main draw of the 2021 US Open. It’s been an exciting start of the #USOpen for Dr. Bernard Camins, an infectious diseases specialist […]