Our Monthly Newsletter provides highlights from our top news and information regarding latest initiatives.
Celebrate a Summer of Science 

What if you could double your impact in reducing the burdens of infectious diseases worldwide? As the IDSA Foundation celebrates 20 years of leading with science, we are launching a special Summer Match campaign to raise $20,000 to support the next generation of ID specialists. Celebrate a Summer of Science with us! When you give to the Foundation before August 31, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to the IDSA Foundation Industry Partner Program. 

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2021 Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant 

On Tuesday, June 15, applications  open for the 2021 Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant, and we are excited to announce an increase in available grant awards!  With $1.7 million in total grants available, the IDSA Foundation is supporting novel research that investigates a possible link between an infectious agent or microbial community and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about how you can apply for the opportunity to receive research grants of up to $250,000 in funding.  

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Thank a Pandemic Hero 

Do you know someone who has worked tirelessly to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic? Nominate them as a Pandemic Hero today! Salute the nurses, administrative staff, sanitation workers, researchers and more who have played a vital role in reducing the impacts of the pandemic and supporting the health of all communities. 

By making a $20 donation in their honor, the Foundation will highlight these heroes and send them a gift as a token of our appreciation.

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One Month Left to Apply: 2021 IDea Incubator 

There’s only one month left to apply for the IDSA Foundation’s 2021 IDea Incubator in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS. Learn more about the benefits of applying by reading our interview with 2020 IDea Incubator second-place finalists Farrukh Jafri, MD, and Taylor Freeman. The duo created the PPE VR Training Simulator, a cost-effective asynchronous virtual reality simulator that teaches an efficient and safe method for donning and doffing PPE. Read their thoughts on everything from their invention to their experience participating in the IDea Incubator and apply before July 8


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Honoring the 2021 Women of ID 

The IDSA Foundation is proud to honor Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, FIDSA, as a 2021 Women of ID honoree. Dr. Adimora is an experienced clinician and accomplished researcher who 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. We spoke with Dr. Adimora to learn more about her career in the field of HIV and those who inspired her along the way.  

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To support the Women of ID — past, present and future — please consider making a gift to the Foundation today.
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Free Virtual Alzheimer’s Symposium 
Register today for a free virtual Alzheimer’s Symposium hosted by Intracell Research Group. The symposium will showcase experts working in various fields of Alzheimer’s research, including infection, inflammation, mitochondria, oxidative stress, microbiome, olfactory dysfunction, infection biomarkers and neuroengineering. Attend the event on Tuesday, June 15, to network with peers across disciplines to support collaboration and innovation in this important area of research.  

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