Kailey Hughes Kramer, MPH, has been named one of “30 Under 30 award winners by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The “30 Under 30” awards, in partnership with Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc., honor leaders in Pittsburgh’s business and nonprofit communities who are under 30 years old. Winners are selected for their successful efforts to grow a business or nonprofit and for their contributions to the community and civic organizations.

Ms. Hughes Kramer is a co-founder of Infectious Disease Expanded Access (IDEA) Center for UPMC, which helps patients get access to drugs and other therapeutic options that are not readily available to them through normal channels. The IDEA Center provides access to innovative treatment to patients with life-threatening infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO). The Center focuses on improving outcomes of patients infected with MDRO in whom available treatment is exhausted and participation in therapeutic clinical trials is not an option.

Ms. Hughes Kramer is a project specialist in the ID Division and Co-Director of the IDEA Center. She also manages the student internship program, which has seven students enrolled including both undergraduate and graduate students. Students experience clinical research in a hands-on setting working on various studies in the areas of enrollment and data entry.