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July/August 2011
Your Colleagues
Vote for the IDSA and HIVMA Boards of Directors
Election Ballots Due Sept. 15

IDSA and HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) members will elect new officers and Board members this summer. You will soon receive a ballot including biographical statements and personal sketches from each of the candidates. The IDSA slate is as follows:

Vice President:

  • Barbara E. Murray, MD, FIDSA
    Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School-Houston; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School-Houston; Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Medical School-Houston; Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

  • Michael S. Saag, MD, FIDSA
    Director, Center for AIDS Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB); Professor of Medicine in School of Medicine and Epidemiology, UAB School of Public Health; Director, William C. Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Director Slot 1:

  • Helen W. Boucher, MD, FIDSA
    Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program and Staff Physician, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA; Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

  • Mary E. Klotman, MD
    R. J. Reynolds Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine; Chair, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center; Assistant Attending Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center; Chief of Staff, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC

Director Slot 2:

  • Stanley C. Deresinski, MD, FIDSA
    Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University; President of Professional Staff, Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA; Hospital Epidemiologist, Sequoia Hospital Redwood City, CA

  • Lawrence P. Martinelli, MD, FIDSA
    Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Texas Tech University School of Health Sciences; Attending Staff: University Medical Center, Covenant Medical Center, Covenant Lakeside Hospital, Covenant Specialty Hospital, Lubbock, TX

Director Slot 3:

  • Upton D. Allen, MD, FIDSA
    Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto; Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Raul E. Isturiz, MD
    Senior Consultant, Centro Medico de Caracas and Centro Medico Docente La Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela;  Director, Adult Vaccine Center Centro Medico Docente La Trinidad;  Interim Chair and Chair of the Clinical Subcommittee, IDMC Sanofi-Pasteur Dengue Vaccine Studies;  Medical Advisor, Embassy of the United States of America, Caracas, Venezuela

The HIVMA slate is as follows:

Vice Chair:

  • Joel Gallant, MD, MPH, FIDSA
    Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Johns Hopkins AIDS Service, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine;  Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

  • Kimberly Smith, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Attending Physician, Stroger Hospital and the CORE Center, Chicago, IL

Infectious Diseases Slot

  • Wendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease; Infectious Disease Fellowship Program Director, Emory University, Atlanta, GA;  Medical Director, Infectious Disease Program (Ponce Center), Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA

  • W. David Hardy, MD
    Professor of Medicine-in-Residence, Department of Internal Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA;  Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH, FIDSA
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality, Partners in Health, Boston, MA

  • Susan Koletar, MD, FIDSA
    Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine; Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

  • Karen Tashima, MD, FIDSA
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director of HIV Clinical Trials and AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Clinical Research Site Leader, The Miriam Hospital; Infectious Disease Fellowship Program Director, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

  • Barry S. Zingman, MD
    Medical Director, AIDS Center; Clinical Director, Infectious Diseases; Professor of Clinical Medicine; Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Family Medicine Slot

  • Joel Ang, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Georgetown University; Private Practice Physician, C. A. Caceres Inc., Washington, DC

  • J. Kevin Carmichael, MD, FIDSA
    Unit Chief, El Rio Special Immunology Associates, El Rio Community Health Center, Tucson, AZ

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Slot

  • James Raper, DSN, CRNP, JD, FAANP, FAAN
    Director and Nurse Practitioner, 1917 HIV Outpatient, Research and Dental Clinics; Associate Professor of Medicine and Nursing; Scientist, Center for AIDS Research (CFAR); Scholar, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

The deadline for casting your ballot is Sept 15.

Voting is easy and important for setting the priorities and future direction of IDSA and HIVMA. You will soon receive an electronic ballot by e-mail if you are eligible to vote and have an e-mail address on file. Check for a message from IDSA President James M. Hughes, MD, FIDSA, and HIVMA Chair Kathleen Squires, MD, with a subject line, “2011 IDSA and HIVMA Elections.” Paper ballots will be mailed to all members who are eligible to vote but do not have e-mail addresses on file. Members who do not receive their ballots by e-mail or mail, or who lose their ballots, may call the help desk at Election Services at 1-866-720-4357.

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