Grant Opportunity Opens Doors for Unexplored Areas in Alzheimer’s Disease

Grant Opportunity Opens Doors for Unexplored Areas in Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 47 million people worldwide. The effects can be life-changing for both the people who are living with the disease and their loved ones. Although research interest in detecting and treating Alzheimer’s disease has increased, the origins of this complex disease remain a mystery.  Intriguing evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease may have a link…

Introducing BLUE KNIGHT™:  IDea Incubator’s Newest Opportunity

Introducing BLUE KNIGHT™: IDea Incubator’s Newest Opportunity

There’s only two weeks left to apply for the IDSA Foundation’s 2021 IDea Incubator in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (‘JLABS’).   The IDea Incubator and JLABS are both focused on encouraging big thinkers to find innovative potential solutions for improving global health through science and technology. This year, there’s an exciting new opportunity!   Up to three IDea Incubator applicants have the chance to…

ID Across Generations: A Father & Son’s Perspective 

ID Across Generations: A Father & Son’s Perspective 

The field of infectious diseases is continually evolving, and our ability to research and treat existing bugs, combat antimicrobial resistance and respond to global pandemics all comes down to dedicated ID and HIV professionals. These researchers and clinicians act as detectives, collaborating across all areas of medicine to investigate emerging diseases and find innovative solutions to deliver the best patient care. This commitment is evidenced by ID specialists like IDSA Foundation supporter Steven Schnittman, MD, and…

Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, FIDSA: A Woman of ID

Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, FIDSA: A Woman of ID

An experienced clinician and accomplished researcher, Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, FIDSA, has spent her career studying the epidemiology of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in historically marginalized populations across the country. Her work is key to addressing racial disparities in health care, and the IDSA Foundation is proud to honor Dr. Adimora as a 2021 Women of ID honoree.  Former HIVMA Board chair, recipient of the 2020 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award and featured speaker for the Edward H. Kass Lectureship during IDWeek, Dr. Adimora serves as an educator and mentor…

ID specialists or PCPs: Who should manage HIV primary care?

ID specialists or PCPs: Who should manage HIV primary care?

When antiretroviral therapy first arrived in the mid–1990s, people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) required highly specialized care that demanded an awareness of the latest treatment agents, common drug-drug interactions and other HIV-associated complications and infections. This complex care was best handled by infectious diseases specialists, who had the specialty training and knowledge needed to give each patient the best chance at survival.   Today, a typical…

The new reality of PPE training: How VR can improve the field of ID

The new reality of PPE training: How VR can improve the field of ID

Innovation is crucial to helping us solve some of the biggest issues in the field of infectious diseases. That’s why Javeed Siddiqui, MD, MPH, co-founder and chief medical officer of TeleMed2U and long-time supporter of the IDSA Foundation, created the IDea Incubator. The pitch-style competition brings together innovators across all fields and provides an opportunity for them to share their…

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…

Honoring a Trailblazer in Infectious Diseases: John G. Bartlett, M.D., FIDSA

Honoring a Trailblazer in Infectious Diseases: John G. Bartlett, M.D., FIDSA

The IDSA Foundation is sad to share the news of Dr. John Bartlett’s passing earlier this week. A trailblazer in Infectious Diseases, Dr. Bartlett contributed to so many key discoveries and mentored countless students, fellows and attending physicians. Mention the name John Bartlett, M.D. to the legions of doctors he mentored during his long and…

Member Spotlight: David M. Aronoff, M.D., FIDSA, FAAM

Member Spotlight: David M. Aronoff, M.D., FIDSA, FAAM

David M. Aronoff, M.D., FIDSA, FAAM is a physician-scientist with a primary focus on maternal-child health and infections that complicate pregnancy. He has been highly involved in the diagnosis and clinical care of COVID-19 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As immediate past chair of the IDSA Foundation’s Mentorship Program Committee, Dr. Aronoff is a champion…