Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: SPOTLIGHT on Lilian Abbo, M.D., FIDSA

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: SPOTLIGHT on Lilian Abbo, M.D., FIDSA

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. The IDSA Foundation is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of our Latinx members, and recently had the privilege of speaking with Lilian Abbo, M.D., FIDSA to learn more about her work and the importance of building a diverse infectious diseases (ID) workforce.    Originally from Caracas,…

Informational Webinar: Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant

Informational Webinar: Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant

An informational webinar for the Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Research Grant will be released on June 26th providing applicants further insight on the research grant and application process. Due to conflicting speaker schedules the webinar will now be pre-recorded. Because of this change, we will be extending the application deadline to July 12th.  To submit your questions to…

Role of the Herpesvirus dUTPase Proteins in Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD)

Role of the Herpesvirus dUTPase Proteins in Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD)

Maria Eugenia Ariza, PhD, an Assistant Professor of the Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics at Ohio State University is one of the five awarded researchers of the 2019 Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant. Dr. Ariza’s research hopes to demonstrate the engagement of dUTPase proteins with TLR2 is essential for inducing neuroimmune dysfunction and…

Covid-19: the Unique Role of Pediatric Infectious Disease Physicians

Covid-19: the Unique Role of Pediatric Infectious Disease Physicians

ID Heroes across the country were asked to share their perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahlesha Kaushik, MD, FAAP, shares her reality as a Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician and member of IDSA and PIDS below.   From being selfless clinicians to fight COVID-19, being the forerunners for infection control working in conjunction with hospital administration,…

The “Toilet Paper” Reality

The “Toilet Paper” Reality

ID Heroes across the country were asked to share their perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Stephen M. Brecher of VA Boston HealthCare Center shares his in an essay titled The “Toilet Paper” Reality. The first real reported shortage in the early days of COVID was toilet paper. In reality, the toilet paper shortage is…