IDSA Foundation Honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Dedication of Hispanics in ID Executive Conference Room

IDSA Foundation Honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Dedication of Hispanics in ID Executive Conference Room

The Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation recently announced the dedication of its new Hispanics in ID Executive Conference Room at its offices in Arlington, Virginia.  The dedication will serve to celebrate and recognize the achievements of current and former Hispanic trailblazers while raising critical funds to support the next generation of Hispanics in the…

IDea Incubator Sponsor Spotlight: How BLUE KNIGHT™ Supports This Relationship-based Take on Health Equity  

IDea Incubator Sponsor Spotlight: How BLUE KNIGHT™ Supports This Relationship-based Take on Health Equity  

The IDSA Foundation in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (‘JLABS’) awarded $17,500 to this year’s three IDea Incubator finalists. As in previous years, finalists presented their ideas to the ID community, received feedback from industry peers and won funding to help advance their stand-out innovations.  New to the Foundation’s IDea Incubator competition this year – thanks to the Foundation’s collaboration with JLABS –…

Molecular Imaging of Bacterial Infections Awarded Grand Prize at 2021 IDea Incubator Competition to Support Innovation for Improving Infectious Diseases Care

Molecular Imaging of Bacterial Infections Awarded Grand Prize at 2021 IDea Incubator Competition to Support Innovation for Improving Infectious Diseases Care

Three finalists presented their potential innovations during IDWeek 2021  Arlington, VA – Sept. 29, 2021 – The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (‘JLABS’), recently awarded more than $17,000 in funding through the 2021 IDea Incubator competition to three finalists for their promising innovations aimed at advancing the field of infectious diseases.  Sanjay Jain, MD, Filipa Mota, PhD, and Alvaro Ordonez, MD, of Johns Hopkins University took home the top grant of $10,000 for their innovation Molecular Imaging of Bacterial Infections. The…

Celebrate ‘The Rise of the ID Hero’: New annual report underscores critical role of ID specialists

Celebrate ‘The Rise of the ID Hero’: New annual report underscores critical role of ID specialists

The COVID-19 pandemic may have put a spotlight on the pervasiveness of infectious diseases, but it also brought into sharp focus the resilience of ID specialists and the critical role they play in reducing the burdens of diseases that affect us all.  As we celebrate the IDSA Foundation’s 20th anniversary this year, we celebrate not…

Mentor and mentee reflect on importance of relationships within the ID community

Mentor and mentee reflect on importance of relationships within the ID community

No matter the stage in a person’s career, one thing remains clear: mentorship can be a critical segue into the field of infectious diseases. That’s why we feel it’s important to pair experienced ID professionals with trainees who are interested in the field of ID through our IDWeek Mentorship Program, which helps foster meaningful relationships for both mentees and mentors.  Mentees benefit by gleaning important insights from leaders in the field, while…

Reaching Underserved Populations through the HIVMA/IDSA Foundation Clinical Fellowship Program

Reaching Underserved Populations through the HIVMA/IDSA Foundation Clinical Fellowship Program

More than 38 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2019. That same year, the patient demand for HIV care outpaced the number of new specialists entering the field. The need for HIV-trained physicians continues to increase to meet this demand.  With advancements in antiretroviral treatments, individuals living with HIV now have a longer…

IDea Incubator Sponsor Spotlight: How BLUE KNIGHT ™ Helps Early-Stage Ventures Grow

IDea Incubator Sponsor Spotlight: How BLUE KNIGHT ™ Helps Early-Stage Ventures Grow

The IDSA Foundation’s 2021 IDea Incubator in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (‘JLABS’) offers more than just funding for big ideas in the field of infectious diseases. It provides a platform for sharing your innovation with the ID community and receiving valuable feedback from industry professionals. This year, there’s even more opportunity!…

Women of ID Program

Women of ID Program

The Women of ID program puts a spotlight on the accomplished leaders, mentors and pioneers in our field whose research and guidance make advancements in ID possible. Throughout the year, we will proudly honor several incredible women and share their stories.

Serving the Underserved – Faces of ID: Teena Chopra, M.D., MPH

Serving the Underserved – Faces of ID: Teena Chopra, M.D., MPH

Do you think serving underserved and underrepresented populations is one of the most important issues facing our country?  Us too. And this doctor is doing just that.  This is an IDSA member who shares her time, talent and treasure with the IDSA Foundation. But that isn’t (exactly) what makes her special. What makes her special will be obvious…