News, Honors, and Awards
COVID-19 study receives national notice
Dr. Lenette Lu recently published COVID vaccine/antibody study was not only highlighted in the Center Times, but also the Dallas Morning News, Miami Herald, and Tribune Democrat. I’m glad she is getting the recognition for her hard work during the COVID pandemic despite also having to start her new research lab.
Dr. Cutrell Honored for Clinical Contributions
Brad Cutrell, M.D., an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, will receive the Rising Star Award, given in recognition of actions and activities that consistently exemplify commitment, professionalism, and leadership.
Thinwa awarded Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award
Josephine Thinwa, M.D., Ph.D., research was recently recognized when she received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists – making her one of only 14 awardees nationwide this year. The prestigious award provides $700,000 to support her research over the next five years. The award is given to physician-scientists committed to an academic career with funding aimed to help bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.
Dr. Mocherla appointed to committee position
The Infectious Disease Society of America recently appointed Satish Mocherla, M.D., to sit on the National Histoplasmosis Guideline committee. Dr. Mocherla is a former faculty member of the division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine.
IDSA Fellows announced for 2021
Three of our Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine faculty have been named Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Fellows. Congratulations to Ellen Kitchell, M.D., Jeremy Chow, M.D., and Pearlie Chong, M.D., in addition Francesca Lee, M.D., who holds a secondary position in Infectious Diseases has also been instated as an IDSA fellow. IDSA fellows are recognized individuals who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession.
HIVMA Clinical Educator Award
Congratulations to Roger Bedimo, M.D. who recently received the 2021 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award. Announced at the 10th Anniversary of ID Week, Dr. Bedimo was recognized for his dedication and service contributions as an HIV clinician and researcher, as well as his commitment to mentoring upcoming HIV professionals.