Division of Infectious Diseases

Invitation to Attend: Launch of Global Action for Fungal Infections (GAFFI)

Fungal infections kill at least 1,350,000 people with or following AIDS, cancer, TB and asthma as well as causing untold misery and blindness to 300 millions more worldwide every year.

Join Einstein/Montefiore's Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski along with Dr. David S. Perlin, Dr. David Warnock, and Dr. David Denning for the global announcement of GAFFI, which along with LIFE, was created to help educate professionals, policy makers, and the lay public about the global crisis of fungal infections that cause over 300 million infections resulting in the death of 1,350,000 people.

Wednesday, November 6
10 AM
New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10007

GAFFI Program Announcement 

Invitation to Attend 

Participants 


Liise-anne Pirofski
Liise-anne Pirofski, MD
Mitrani Professor of Biomedical Research
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY USA


David S. Perlin David S. Perlin, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Professor
Public Health Research Institute
International Center for Public Health
New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Newark, NJ 07103 USA



David Warnock
David Warnock PhD FAAM FRCPath
Former Director, U.S. CDC, Division of
Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia USA
Visiting Professor, The University of Manchester, UK



David W. Denning
David W. Denning FRCP FRCPath FIDSA FMedSci
Chairman of Board GAFFI
Professor of Infectious Diseases in Global Health
President, Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections
Director, National Aspergillosis Centre
Education and Research Centre
University Hospital of South Manchester (Wythenshawe Hospital)
Manchester M23 9LT UK

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