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April 2014
Education and Resources
OFID Names New Associate Editors

Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID), the new, open access journal from IDSA and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), has announced a team of associate editors who are working with Editor-in-Chief Paul Sax, MD, FIDSA, on the new journal:   

  • Jonathan H. Blum, MD, is chief of infectious disease at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara, Calif., where he chairs the Infection Control and Pharmacy and Therapeutics committees. His areas of expertise include general infectious disease, tuberculosis, quality improvement, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr. Blum devotes the majority of his time to clinical practice, and is also involved in teaching residents, fellows, and staff, and has received numerous awards for teaching excellence. He has written papers on immunology, infectious disease, and bacterial genetics, and formerly edited the antimicrobial section of the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia.  
  • Johanna P. Daily, MD, MS, is an associate professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include parasitology and tropical medicine. Dr. Daily’s primary research interest is in pathogenesis and biology of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. She and her colleagues are working to identify parasite and host processes involved in disease to serve as targets for vaccine or chemotherapeutic development. They are conducting field-based translational studies in cohorts infected with malaria in Africa.  They also study the effect of HIV infection on host responses during malaria infection.  Dr. Daily is on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
  • Kimberly E. Hanson, MD, MHS, is an associate professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pathology at the University of Utah. She has specialized expertise in the diagnosis and management of opportunistic viral, fungal and mycobacterial diseases. Her primary clinical focus is transplant and cancer chemotherapy-related infections. She is a member of IDSA's Diagnostics Task Force and currently serves on the IDWeek Program Committee. Dr. Hanson is Board-certified in Adult Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology.    
  • Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH, FIDSA, is a professor of medicine, vice president of quality and patient safety, and medical director in charge of infection prevention, epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship at Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University. Dr. Kaye's research interests include antimicrobial resistance, healthcare-associated infection, antimicrobial stewardship and infections in older adults. He was a founding member of IDSA’s Special Interest Group on Geriatrics and currently serves on the IDWeek Program Committee.
  • Jonathan Li, MD, MMSc, is a physician-scientist and faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on HIV persistence, vaccines, and antiretroviral drug resistance. Dr. Li is also active in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) as a member of the ACTG HIV Reservoirs and Viral Eradication Transformative Science Group and as the chair of several ACTG studies and working groups.  In addition, he continues to see patients in both the outpatient Infectious Diseases clinic and on the inpatient consult service at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
  • Maunank Shah, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Center for Tuberculosis Research at Johns Hopkins University. He serves as an attending physician on the HIV and ID services at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is medical director for the Baltimore City Health Department TB Program. His primary areas of research involve evaluation and implementation of novel HIV and TB interventions, including TB diagnostics, both globally and locally. More recently, he has conducted economic evaluations and utilized mathematical models to evaluate the population level impact and cost-effectiveness of HIV and TB prevention strategies.
As a benefit of membership, all IDSA and HIVMA members receive discounts on publication fees at OFID. The journal has also established a special peer review track for Fellows of IDSA (FIDSAs), which is designed to speed publication.

To submit your manuscript, either via the FIDSA track or the regular track, read the instructions to authors and submit online.

Visit the OFID e-alerts sign-up page to get regular updates sent directly to your inbox with links to all the latest research from the journal.


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