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August 2008
Vol. 18 No. 8
Vote for the IDSA Board of Directors

Election Ballots Due September 15

IDSA members will elect new officers and Board members this summer. Your ballot includes biographical statements and personal sketches from each of the candidates. The slate is as follows:

Vice President:

  • James Hughes, MD, FIDSA
    Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health; Director, Program in Global Infectious Diseases, and Senior Advisor to the
    Center for Global Safe Water, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

  • David Relman, MD, FIDSA
    Associate Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University; and Chief, Infectious Diseases, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford, CA

Director (Three slots open):

  • Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, FIDSA
    Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

  • Thomas File, Jr, MD, MS, FIDSA
    Chief, Infectious Disease Service and Director, HIV Research, Summa Health System; Professor of Internal Medicine, Master Teacher, and Head, Infectious Disease Section, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Akron, OH

  • Carol Kauffman, MD, FIDSA
    Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan; and Chief, Infectious Diseases, Ann Arbor Veterans’Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Marguerite Neill, MD
    Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI; and Clinician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI

  • Andrew Pavia, MD, FIDSA
    Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Utah Medical Center; and Director, Hospital Epidemiology, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT 

  • William Powderly, MD, FIDSA
    Professor, Medicine and Therapeutics; and Head, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

The deadline for casting your ballot is 5 p.m. EDT, September 15.

Voting is easy and important for setting the priorities and future direction of your Society. Electronic ballots were e-mailed to all members who are eligible to vote and have an e-mail on file. Check your e-mail inbox for a message from IDSA’s president, Donald Poretz, MD, FIDSA, with a subject line, “2008 IDSA Elections.” Paper ballots were mailed to all members who are eligible to vote but do not have an e-mail on file.
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