Communicating to Stop the Spread of Disease
In November 2016, Dr. Steven Safyer, Montefiore’s president and CEO, presented Dr. Belinda Ostrowsky with the President's Award—the highest recognition given to a Montefiore associate, and a testament to her collaborative, self-effacing leadership style.
Ultra Long-Lasting Capsule May Help Combat Malaria
Researchers have developed a new long-lasting capsule that remains in the stomach for two weeks. In a study described in the November 2016 issue of Science Translational Medicine, one of the study’s authors, Johanna P. Daily, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology & Immunology, highlights that this ultra-long acting gastric residence dosage forms approach could have applications across many clinical conditions to reduce medication dose frequency, improve adherence and maximize outcomes.
Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski Awarded $2M NIH Grant to Prevent Pneumonia
Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, has been awarded a five-year, $2 million NIH grant to develop monoclonal antibody therapy for pneumococcal pneumonia.
Dr. Belinda Ostrowsky Wins 2016 Montefiore President's Award
Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH, Director, Healthcare Epidemiology, Stewardship and Infection Prevention and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), was named a winner of the 2016 Montefiore President’s Award.
Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski Named AAAS Fellow
Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
ID Week 2016 Presentations
Infectious Diseases division members will present their work at the upcoming ID Week 2016, held this year on Oct. 26-30, in New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Jacqueline Achkar Awarded $3.7 Million NIH grant
Jacqueline Achkar, M.D., M.Sc. was awarded a $3.7 million NIH grant to identify biomarkers offering early warning of potentially fatal active Tuberculosis in people with HIV
Dr. Marla Keller Appointed Vice Chair for Research
Dr. Marla Keller, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health, has been appointed Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Belinda Ostrowsky and Dr. Priya Nori Appointed ID Leaders
The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Belinda E. Ostrowsky has been appointed Director of Epidemiology, Stewardship, and Infection Prevention, and Dr. Priya Nori has been appointed Medical Director of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP).
Malaria: Progress and Promise
Dr. Kami Kim, Dr. Johanna Daily, and Dr. Mahalia Desruisseaux are currently conducting innovative research on cerebral malaria (CM).
AIDS Center to Receive Commissioners Special Recognition Award
Dr. Barry Zingman and the Montefiore AIDS Center will be presented with the Commissioners Special Recognition Award for HIV/AIDS services from the New York State Department of Health.
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