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August 2009
Vol. 19 No. 8
Your Colleagues
Vote for the IDSA and HIVMA Boards of Directors
Election Ballots Due Sept. 15

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

Vice President:

  • Edward Septimus, MD, FIDSA
    System Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Clinical Services Group, HCA Healthcare System; Academic Chief, Infectious Diseases, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Residency Program; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center; and Affiliated Professor, Distinguished Senior Fellow, School of Public Policy, George Mason University
  • Thomas G. Slama, MD, FIDSA
    Clinical Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Attending Physician, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN


  • Janet R. Gilsdorf, MD, FIDSA
    Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School; and Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Cynthia L. Sears, MD, FIDSA
    Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Attending Physician, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Director (three slots open):

  • R. Michael Buckley, MD, FIDSA
    Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Chair of Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital; and Chief Medical Officer, Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Mary E. Klotman, MD
    Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine and Microbiology; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases; and Co-Director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Andrew T. Pavia, MD, FIDSA
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Utah; and Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
  • Wesley C. Van Voorhis, MD, PhD, FIDSA
    Chief, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Global Health, University of Washington

State & Regional Societies seat on the IDSA Board of Directors:

  • Johan S. Bakken, MD, PhD, FIDSA
    Consultant in Infectious Diseases, St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth, MN, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
  • Lawrence P. Martinelli, MD, FIDSA
    Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Texas Tech University School of Health Sciences, and Attending Staff, University Medical Center, Covenant Medical Center, Covenant Lakeside Hospital, Covenant Specialty Hospital, Lubbock Heart Hospital, Lubbock, Texas

The HIVMA slate is as follows:

Vice President:

  • Judith A. Aberg, MD, FIDSA
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Principal Investigator of the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at New York University School of Medicine and Director of Virology of the South Manhattan Healthcare Network for the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC) at Bellevue Hospital Center
  • J. Kevin Carmichael, MD
    Associate Medical Director for Special Populations, El Rio Community Health Center, Tucson, AZ

Board of Directors (three slots open):

Infectious Diseases Slot

  • Judith S. Currier, MD, MS, FIDSA
    Professor of Medicine, Associate Division Chief and Co-Director, Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Mitchell Goldman, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Internal Medicine Slot

  • Kathleen A. Clanon, MD
    Director of Alameda County Medical Center Division of HIV Services, Oakland, CA;  Consultant on Quality Improvement for the National Quality Center and the HIVQUAL Program, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Allen L. Gifford, MD
    Associate Professor of Public Health and Medicine, Boston University; and Co-Director of the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) HIV/Hepatitis Program, and VA New England Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D) Center of Excellence, Bedford, MA

Pediatric/Adolescent ID Slot

  • Theresa Barton, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern, and Clinical Director, AIDS Related Medical Services (ARMS) Clinic, Children’s Medical Center Dallas
  • Echezona E. Ezeanolue, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM), and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The deadline for casting your ballot is 5 p.m. EDT, Sept. 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 e-mail addresses on file. Check your e-mail inbox for a message from IDSA’s president, Anne A. Gershon, MD, FIDSA, with a subject line, “2009 IDSA and HIVMA Elections.” Paper ballots were mailed to all members who are eligible to vote but do not have e-mail addresses on file. Members who have not received their ballots by e-mail or mail, or who have lost their ballots, may call the help desk at Election Services at 1-800-720-4357.
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