Infectious Diseases News and Events

Lee H. Harrison, MD – Receives NIH Research Training Grant Award

Lee H. Harrison, MD, has been awarded funding in the amount of $1,474,298 for a five-year award by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH/NIDDK) entitled “Pitt-Mozambique Training Program (Pitt-MozHRTP)...

Congratulations Dimiter S. Dimitrov, PhD!

Dimiter “Mitko” Dimitrov, PhD, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor of Medicine, effective May 1, 2022. The appointment of a faculty member to a Distinguished Professorship at the University of Pittsburgh constitutes the highest honor that the...

Karin E. Byers, MD, MS, Promoted to Professor

Karin E. Byers, MD, MS, Associate Chief of Clinical Care, has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Medicine, retroactive to December 1, 2021. Dr. Byers joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2001 as the Director of Surgical Infections Unit and was...

Eun Jeong Kwak, MD, FIDSA – Named IDSA Fellow

Eun Jeong (EJ) Kwak, MD, 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. EJ has achieved...

Antonie J. Auguste, MD, MPH, FIDSA – Named IDSA Fellow

Antonie J. Auguste, MD, MPH, 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. Antonie has...

Matthew Culyba, MD, PhD – Receives KARAT Award

Matthew Culyba, MD, PhD, has been awarded Catalytic Grant funding in the amount of $50,000 for a two-year award by the K Award to R Advancement Training (KARAT) Program for his proposal entitled “Molecular evaluation of the Staphylococcus aureus Rel enzyme as a...

Congratulations Sowmya Nanjappa, MBBS, MD, FACP, FIDSA!

Sowmya Nanjappa, MBBS, MD, FACP, FIDSA, was recently promoted to the rank of Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, retroactive to August 1, 2020. Dr. Nanjappa trained as an Infectious Diseases (ID) Fellow at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis,...

Cristian Apetrei, MD, PhD – Receives NIH Research Award

Cristian Apetrei, MD, PhD, has been awarded funding in the amount of $3,898,169 for a five-year award by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH/NIDDK) entitled “Impact of metabolic programming of T cells...

Urvi Parikh, PhD – Receives USAID Subaward

Urvi Parikh, PhD, has been awarded funding of $4,200,000 for a five-year subaward from FHI 360, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) entitled “Maximizing Options to Advance Informed Choice for HIV Prevention (MOSAIC)”. This...

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