The program helps attract the best and brightest to the field by giving medical students a first-hand look at the challenges and opportunities of working in infectious disease. Applications for next year will open in early-December 2016. The Foundation’s Medical Scholars Program is supported by member donations and the Allergan Foundation. Look out for the 2015 IDSA Education and Research Foundation Annual Report next month.
Alastair Murray, George Washington
University, Washington, DC. "The Effect of Preterm
Birth on Transplacental Antibody Transfer of Measles IgG, Rubella IgG and
Clostridium tetani Toxin IgG in Rural Nepal." Mentor: Janet Englund, MD.
Alexandra Forrest, Drexel University
College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. "Incorporating
Screening for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis into Rapid HIV Testing in a High Risk
Neighborhood in Philadelphia." Mentor: Zsofia Szep, MD, MSCE.
Alexandra Linn, University of
Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. "Potential
Sexual Transmission of Zika virus in the City of Teresina, Brazil."
Mentor: Fernanda Silveira, MD, MS.
Alyssa Brandt, Penn State Hershey
College of Medicine, Hershey, PA. "Identification
of Complement Receptor 1 on the Surface of Plasmodium falciparum
Merozoites." Mentor: Jose Stoute, MD.
Amy Beeson, University of Colorado
School of Medicine, Denver, CO. "Factors Associated with
Mortality During Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa." Mentor: Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH.
Andrew Wickerham, Tulane University
School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. "Time to Targeted Therapy
Before and After Implementing BioFire Blood Culture Identification Panel."
Mentor: Jeffrey Percak, MD.
Anna Barker, University of
Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI. "Agent
Based Modeling Strategies to Reduce Clostridium difficile Infection."
Mentor: Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD.
Anthony Bai, University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. "Effectiveness of a Care
Map Versus Infectious Diseases Consultations in the Management of
Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: A Pilot Study." Mentor: Andrew
Morris, MD, SM, FRCP(C).
August Longino, University of
Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. "Factors
Affecting Adherence to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Men Who Have Sex
With Men and Transgender Women In Lima, Peru." Mentor: Ann Duerr, MD, PhD,
Austin Wesevich, Washington
University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. "Effectiveness
of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy in the Pre-ART Period in Malawi." Mentor:
Mina Hosseinipour, MD, MPH.
Avery Nelson, University of South
Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC. "Optimal
Duration of Antimicrobial Therapy for Gram-negative Bloodstream
Infections." Mentor: Majdi Al-Hasan, MBBS.
Ayla Cash, University of Toledo
College of Medicine, Toledo, OH. "The Impact of Cancer and
Transplant Therapies on HIV-1 Reservoirs." Mentor: Christine Durand, MD.
Brenna Stanczyk, University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. "Option B+: ART Safety
and Durability during First and Subsequent Pregnancies." Mentor: Mina
Hosseinipour, MD, MPH.
Bryan Nycz, University of Colorado
School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus Aurora, CO. "Evaluation
of Microbiome Dynamics and Infection Risk Among Pediatric Patients with Acute
Myelogenous leukemia (AML)." Mentor: Samuel Dominguez, MD.
Charlotte Lin, Washington University
School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. "Candida Bloodstream
Infections at a Tertiary Care Center: Defining Attributable Mortality and
Building Clinical Predictive Models for Mortality." Mentor: William
Chelsea Zhu, University of Toledo
College of Medicine, Toledo, OH. "A Multidisciplinary
Study of the Use and Outcomes Associated with the Respiratory Pathogen
Panel." Mentor: Deepa Mukundan, MD.
Christina Godfrey, University of
Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. "Effectiveness
of Alternative Antiretroviral NRTI-Sparing Regimens in HIV-Infected
Patients." Mentor: David Riedel, MD, MPH.
Christine Pack, University of Texas
at Southwestern, Dallas, TX. "HIV Outcomes for
Foreign-Born Patients in the United States." Mentor: Arti Barnes, MD.
David Roberts, University of
Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. "Optimizing
antiretroviral therapy delivery: the cost-effectiveness of clinic- and
mobile-based models for ART initiation and monitoring among HIV-positive
persons in South Africa." Mentor: Ruanne Barnabas, MD, DPhil.
Denise Lobo, University of Florida
College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL. "Investigating the
Additive Benefit of the Urine Lipoarabinomannan Test to Current TB Diagnostics
among HIV+ Adults in Panama City, Panama." Mentor: Amy Vittor, MD PHD.
Elizabeth Larson, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. "Rotavirus Vaccine Impact
on Diarrheal Disease Burden in Mali." Mentor: Karen Kotloff, MD.
Elizabeth Lendrum, University of
Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH. "Identification
and Mitigation of Risk for Multi-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections Using
Machine Learning Algorithms." Mentor: David Haslam, MD.
Elliott Russell, Northwestern
University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. "Epidemiology
and Outcomes of Hospitalized Adults with Parainfluenza Virus: A 7-Year
Retrospective Study." Mentor: Michael Ison, MD, MS.
Emily Liang, David Geffen School of
Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. "Evaluation of T cell
immune phenotype and function in elderly kidney transplant patients."
Mentor: Joanna Schaenman, MD, PhD.
Jeremiah John Locquiao, University
of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL. "A
Study of Men who have Sex with Men and HIV Prevalence in the Latino Population
of the West Side of Chicago." Mentor: Maximo Brito, MD, MPH.
Jesse Gettinger, University of
Alabama School of Medicine Birmingham, AL. "Mechanistic
insights of broadly reactive CD8 T cells targeting HIV." Mentor: Paul
Julian Gatta, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. "Exploring
the Clinical Burden and Molecular Basis of Burkholderia spp. Infections in the
Philippines." Mentor: Robert Bonomo, MD.
Katrina Stime, University of
Washington School of Medicine Seattle, WA. "Quantifying
the cost of implementing a model for chronic HIV care with point-of-care viral
load testing and task shifting among nurses." Mentor: Paul Drain, MD, MPH,
Mackenzie Hild, University of
Washington, Seattle, WA. "Measuring Adherence of
Isoniazid Prevention in HIV Exposed Infants in Rural Kenya." Mentor: Dr.
Manoj Maddali, Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. "Epidemiological
impact of achieving UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets for HIV care in India."
Mentor: Maunank Shah, MD, PhD.
Matthew Murrill, Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. "Understanding
Loss to Follow-up from Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Treatment in Pune,
India." Mentor: Amita Gupta, MD, MHS.
Megan Mayer, University of
Washington School of Medicine Seattle, WA. "Mental
Health and Psychosocial Factors Influencing Engagement in HIV Care and
Treatment in South Africa." Mentor: Paul Drain, MD, MPH, FACP.
Meredith Shaw, Louisiana State
University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. "The
impact of chronic Trichomonas vaginalis infection on inflammation-dependent HIV
shedding in cervical tissues." Mentor: David Martin, MD.
Michael Harper, Medical Scientist
Training Program University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora, CO. "Adolescent
Immune Responses to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Vaccines." Mentor:
Juliana McElrath, MD, PhD.
Michael Hernandez, Columbia University
College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY. "Utilizing
Smartphone Technology to Collect Information About Patterns of PrEP Use Among
MSM." Mentor: Magdalena Sobieszczyk, MD, MPH.
Michael Slade, Washington University
School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. "BK Virus-Associated
Hemorrhagic Cystitis in Patient Undergoing Haploidentical Hematopoietic Cell
Transplant." Mentor: Steven Lawrence, MD, MSc.
Nagina Khudaynazar, St. George's
University, True Blue, Grenada. "Efficacy of an EBV-based
chimeric VLP in humanized mice – a prelude to disease prevention." Mentor:
Joyce Fingeroth, MD.
Natalie Cain, University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. "Exploring Diagnostic
Techniques and Medical Care of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Cali, Colombia."
Mentor: Paola Lichtenberger, MD.
Nicole Stephens, Wake Forest School
of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. "Iron Biomarkers in
HIV-associated Cryptococcal Meningitis." Mentor: Anne Frosch, MD, MPH.
Noora Siddiqui, University of
Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL. "Acquisition
of HCMV from breast milk: correlates of protection." Mentor: Suresh
Patrick Wen, UT Southwestern,
Dallas, TX. "Development of Novel Gene-Silencing Therapeutics
for Acinetobacter baumannii
Biofilms." Mentor: David Greenberg, MD.
Paul Han, University of Maryland
School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. "Severe Malaria in Malian
Children and Seroreactivity to Variant Surface Antigens." Mentor: Mark
Travassos, MD, MSc.
Quinn Dufurrena, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine Bronx, NY. "Impairment of Glucose
Stimulated Insulin Secretion with Trypanosoma cruzi Infection."
Mentor: Herbert Tanowitz, MD.
Raina Aggarwal, The University of
Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA. "The
Expansion of Mental Health Services and the Effect of
Expanded Mental Health Services on HIV Outcomes in one
Southeastern Ryan White-funded HIV Clinic." Mentor: Kathleen McManus, MD,
Ravi Jariwala, University of Alabama
at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, AL. "Significance
of HSV DNAemia in neonates who undergo sepsis evaluation." Mentor: Suresh
Rayad Barakat, Uniformed Services
University of Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Bethesda,
MD. "Effect of Antiobiotics on Outcomes of
Leishmaniasis Treated with Sodium Stibogluconate." Mentor: Naomi
Rebecca Abelman, University of
Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. "Social
Support and its Role in Retention in Care for the HIV-Positive Incarcerated
Population." Mentor: Robert Gross, MD, MSCE.
Rebecca Lee, University of Maryland
School of Medicine Baltimore, MD. "Impact of HCV
Eradication on the Immune System in HIV Infected Subjects." Mentor:
Shyamasundaran Kottilil, MBBS, PhD.
Ronnye Rutledge, Yale School of Medicine,
New Haven, CT. "Feasibility and
Acceptability of Community-Based PreP Dissemination in Criminal
Justice-Involved Women." Mentor: Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS.
Ruth Reed, University of North
Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.
"Investigating Molecular Markers of Chloroquine-Resistant Plasmodium
vivax." Mentor: Jessica Lin, MD.
Sahil Aggarwal, University of
California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA. "HIV-Related
Stigma of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS in Mwanza, Tanzania." Mentor:
Catherine Diamond, MD, MPH.
Samantha Mazetis, Frank H Netter MD
School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT. "A
Qualitative Analysis of Healthcare Worker Attitudes Towards Prescribing PrEP
for Adolescents: A Longitudinal, Multicenter Study." Mentor: Thomas
Murray, MD, PhD.
Sarah Gunby, University of
Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. "Determining
the T cell response to primary genital herpes simplex virus type 1
infection." Mentor: Christine Johnston, MD, MPH.
Shawkut Ali, GRU/UGA Medical
Partnership, Medical College of Georgia, Athens, GA. "Utilization
of the Emergency Department by Homeless Individuals with a Mental
Illness." Mentor: Frederick Altice, MD.
Shruti Chandramouli, Emory
University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. "Are
HIV-Infected Adolescents Practicing Safer Sex Than Their HIV-Uninfected
Counterparts?- A Comparison of Adolescent Attitudes and Behaviors."
Mentor: Athena Kourtis, MD, PhD, MPH.
Sibani Das, University of Washington
School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. "Molecular and Clinical
Epidemiology of Recurrent Plasmid-Borne Beta-Lactam Resistant
Enterobacteriaceae Infections in Pediatric Populations." Mentor: Danielle
Zerr, MD, MPH.
Stephen Manning, Baylor College of
Medicine, Houston, TX. "Developing a Mobile Health
(mHealth) HIV Testing Text Message Campaign." Mentor: Monisha Arya, MD,
Tara Ness, University of Washington
School of Medicine Seattle, WA. "Case-based Healthcare Provider
Education and Clinical Management Support as an Effective Means for Managing
HIV in Pregnancy in Rural, Resource Limited Settings." Mentor: Brian Wood,
Theodore Pak, Icahn School of
Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. "Estimation
of Attributable Cost of Clostridium difficile Infection from
Electronic Medical Record Data." Mentor: Shirish Huprikar, MD.
Tiange Zhang, Loyola University
Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL. "Correlates
of HIV Testing among High-Risk MSM in China." Mentor: Joseph Tucker, MD,
Timothy Walsh, Florida State
University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL. "Evaluation
of a Pre Exposure Prophylaxis intervention for African American men who have
sex with men." Mentor: John Schneider, MD, MPH.
Tyler Degener, Drexel University
College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. "Factors
Associated with Non-Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Positive
Individuals." Mentor: Amy Baranoski, MD.
Victoria Bachman, University of
Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. "Determinants
of High-Risk Behavior for HIV Acquisition Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in
Lima, Peru." Mentor: Ann Duerr, MD, PhD, MPH.
Victoria Bawel, Stanford University
School of Medicine Stanford, CA. "Mapping Diarrheal Illness and
Analyzing Geospatial Health Factors in Informal Settlements of
Nairobi, Kenya." Mentor: David Relman, MD.
Vishesh Kothary, Vanderbilt
University School of Medicine, Nashville TN. "Identification
of genes necessary for in vitro biofilm formation in Streptococcus agalactiae
using transposon mutagenesis." Mentor: David Aronoff, MD.
Vytas Karalius, Mayo Medical School,
Rochester, MN. "Bordetella parapertussis
Outbreak in Southeastern Minnesota, 2014." Mentor: Robin Patel, MD.
Xuan Li, Rush Medical College,
Chicago, IL. "Development of Point of
Service Testing for Diagnosis of Maternal Toxoplasmosis Infection in
Panama." Mentor: Rima McLeod, MD.
Yusuf Chao, Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. "Utilizing
the Electronic Health Record to Construct Syndrome-Specific Antibiograms in
Pediatrics." Mentor: Sameer Patel, MD, MPH.
Zachary Holcomb, Duke University
School of Medicine, Durham, NC. "Identification and Evaluation
of Host-Derived Biomarker Signatures to Predict Invasive Candidiasis in
Immunocompromised Human Hosts." Mentor: Micah McClain, MD, PhD.
Zachary Tabb, Alpert Medical School,
Providence, RI. "Evaluating a Mental Health
Intervention to Improve Mental Health and HIV Outcomes among HIV-Infected
Tanzanian Youth." Mentor: Dorothy Dow, MD, MSc-GH.