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…

A Message from Executive Director Stephen Peeler, CFRE: Thank you for helping us reach our Summer Match!

A Message from Executive Director Stephen Peeler, CFRE: Thank you for helping us reach our Summer Match!

The IDSA Foundation’s Summer of Science campaign has come to a close, and I’d like to thank each of you for your unwavering support. In 2020, we raised nearly $20,000 toward our match. This year, we wanted to double that number, and thanks to your support, we exceeded our goal!  Together we raised $50,000 to support life-saving research, fund the ID…

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!…

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…

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…