Infectious Diseases News and Events

Cristian Apetrei, MD, PhD – Receives NIH Research Award

Cristian Apetrei, MD, PhD, has been awarded funding in the amount of $1,395,515 for a two-year COVID-19 Supplement by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH/NIDDK) entitled “Impact of a SARS-CoV-2...

Kevin W. Joseph, B.S. – Receives PART Program Award

Kevin W. Joseph, B.S., has been awarded funding in the amount of $25,320 towards an annual stipend in addition to tuition and conference attendance travel costs for up to a two-year period by the Pitt AIDS Research Training (PART) program supported through the...

Welcome New Faculty Members to the ID Division and ID Connect Team

We are very pleased to announce several new faculty members who are joining the ID Division. The Division continues to expand its expertise and reach through in-person and Tele-ID services. As a result, the types of faculty appointments have also expanded to include...

Giraldina Trevejo-Nunez, MD – Receives NIH Research Award

Giraldina Trevejo-Nunez, MD, has been awarded funding in the amount of $156,500 for a two-year grant by the National Institutes of Health/National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH/NHLBI) entitled “Domain-specific role of IL-17RA in controlling Klebsiella...

Palash Samanta, MBBS, MD – Receives Merck Investigator Award

Palash Samanta, MBBS MD, has been awarded funding in the amount of $52,250 for a two-year study by the Merck Investigator Studies Program Review Committee (MISP-RC) entitled “Real-world experience of Imipenem-Relebactam (IMI/REL) for treating Pseudomonas aeruginosa...

Welcome New Faculty Members to the ID Division and ID Connect Team

We are very pleased to announce several new faculty members who are joining the ID Division. As we have discussed, the Division is rapidly expanding its expertise and reach through Tele-ID services that are administered by ID Connect. As a consequence, the types of...

Matthew Culyba, MD, PhD – Receives CMRF Award

Matthew Culyba, MD, PhD, has been awarded funding for a two-year grant by the Competitive Medical Research Fund (CMRF) entitled “Identification of Novel Therapeutic Targets by Tracking the Evolutionary Dynamics of MRSA Bloodstream Infection”.

M. Hong Nguyen, MD Receives NIH Grant Research Award

Minh-Hong Nguyen, MD, has been awarded funding in the amount of $470,655 for a two-year grant by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) entitled “Invasive aspergillosis complicating severe influenza.” This proposal was submitted in response to the competitive funding opportunity entitled NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21) under funding opportunity number PA-19-053.

Welcome Erin McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Erin McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP is joining the ID Connect team and will transition into a role as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. In her new role, Dr. McCreary will carry forth academic interests in antimicrobial stewardship education, antimicrobial resistance, and the care of immunosuppressed patients to foster the expanding role of ID Connect in antimicrobial stewardship outreach.

Ghady Haidar, MD Receives CTSI KL2 Career Development Award

Ghady Haidar, MD, has been awarded a KL2 Career Development Award and appointment to the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Scholars Program through a highly competitive process. Dr. Haidar’s project is entitled “The Gut Microbiome in Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Colonization, Persistence, Infection, and Tolerance after Lung or Liver Transplantation.”

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