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Infectious Diseases News and Events

Dr. Yohei Doi appointed to IDWeek Program Committee

Yohei Doi, MD, PhD, has been appointed to the IDWeek Program Committee for a three-year term. IDWeek is a forum for health professionals of varied backgrounds to collaborate, cooperate and learn from each other’s expertise. This forum is supported through...

Dr. Peter Veldcamp promoted to rank of Professor

Please join us in congratulating Peter Veldkamp, MD, MS, on his promotion to the rank of Professor of Medicine in the Clinician-Educator pathway, effective Monday, October 1, 2018.Dr. Veldkamp joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2003 at the rank...

Dr. Daria Van Tyne receives NIH research award

Daria Van Tyne, PhD, has been awarded funding in the amount of $746,957 for a three-year grant by the National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute (NIH/NEI) entitled “Bacterial Evasion of Innate Defenses at the Ocular Surface”. This proposal is...

Dr. Silveira named IDSA Fellow

Fernanda Silveira, MD, MS, has received the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Fellow designation (FIDSA). IDSA Fellows are individuals recognized for having achieved professional excellence and for providing significant service to the profession....

Dr. Cyktor promoted to Research Assistant Professor

Joshua C. Cyktor, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, retroactive to July 1, 2018.Josh earned his PhD in Integrated Biomedical Science/Immunology in 2012 from The Ohio State University and then served as a...

Dr. Kathleen Sheridan receives UPMC ACES award for 2018

Kathleen (Katie) R. Sheridan, DO, has received UPMC’s Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES). The ACES Award honors staff whose everyday actions, and in some instances, personal acts of courage and compassion exceed the high level of service...

Dr. Sluis-Cremer receives NIH grant research award

Nicolas Sluis-Cremer, PhD, has been awarded funding of $559,118 for a one-year R56 grant by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) entitled “HIV-Reservoir in Naïve CD+ T cells”. This proposal was...

Dr. Macatangay receives NIH grant research award

Bernard J.C. Macatangay, MD, and Sanjay Patel, MD, have been awarded funding of $2,078,217 for a four-year grant by the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH/NHLBI) entitled “Impact of Poor Sleep on Inflammation and...

Dr. Kwak Receives Fellows Teaching Award for 2018

Eun Jeong Kwak, MD, has received the Fellows’ Teaching Award for 2018. The Fellows’ have shared that “Dr. Kwak has an excellent knowledge base and is always relaxed and cool…. She finds time to teach even when the service is very busy and able to discuss...

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