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    Please vote YES for the upcoming bylaws change as it is a step in the right direction! It will reflect and support the diversity in IDSA by promoting opportunities for more engagement of new and present members in various volunteer positions throughout ...

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    Last month the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced FY19 payline ranges for research grants, including K awards for career development. IDSA expressed concern that the acceptance levels for K awards, which dropped from ...

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    Re: Ebola in the DRC

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    I recently returned from the World Health Summit in Berlin, having coordinated a statement with our European colleagues regarding the current Ebola outbreak in the DRC.  Current narratives in global health, biodefense, and the overlap domain of health ...

New Guidelines Update

2018 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

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Member Spotlight

Kim Hanson, MD

IDSA Diagnostics Committee Chair Kim Hanson, MD, has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests following a nomination from IDSA. The Panel advises the CMS Administrator and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, including the establishment of payment rates and the factors used in determining coverage and payment processes for new tests.

Dr. Hanson is the head of Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Services and Director of the Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program at the University of Utah, as well as Director of Clinical Microbiology at ARUP Laboratories. She is an associate professor of medicine and pathology, splitting her time between patient care, laboratory administration, research, and teaching.

News

  • Researcher: Obesity makes flu more severe, harder to fight off

    The flu vaccine is less effective for obese people, who are also likely to experience more severe flu symptoms, Stacey Schultz-Cherry said Saturday, ...
  • Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness

    The first treatment for sleeping sickness that relies on pills alone was approved on Friday by Europe’s drug regulatory agency, paving the way ...

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IDSA Foundation

The HIVMA network actually provided a needed boost to my career a few years ago when I was awarded the HIVMA Researcher Award. I've been doing this for over 15 years and that award provided a lot of recognition, it really meant a lot to me.
Igho Ofotokun, MD, MSc
The idea that I could link epidemiology with my fundamental knowledge of how microorganisms work, along with diagnostic microbiology...this is an amazing way to put the pieces of the puzzles together about how infectious diseases work in human beings.
Lucy Tompkins, MD, PhD, FIDSA
I always like mystery stories growing up and you have to be very astute...You have to look at the symptoms, the geography, the home and social situation to solve the mystery of their problem.
Susan Bleasdale, MD
You can take a patient in front of you, and within a short amount of time with your clinical care, have an enormous impact.
John Lynch, MD, MPH
Understanding the pathogenesis of infectious diseases requires a knowledge of pathology, immunology, especially microbiology. The discipline allows practitioners to combine all of those, and there's never a dull moment.
Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH
I just became a member of IDSA this year, and I find it amazing how supportive IDSA has been to me so far.
Noah Kojima, MD