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June 2015
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IDSA Past President, John Bartlett, MD, FIDSA, received the 4th C. Everett Koop Public Health Leadership Award at the 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care for his work in HIV. The award was presented by IDSA staff member Christine Lubinski of the Center for Global Health Policy, Lynda Dee (AIDS Action Baltimore) and Laura Cheever, MD, ScM (HRSA/JHU). Dr. Bartlett has been at the forefront of fighting the AIDS epidemic since the early 1980s, starting an AIDS clinic at Hopkins in 1983, being the first to direct clinical trials in Baltimore of new treatments that prevent HIV from replicating, and being the co-chair and one of the founding members of the national committee that drafted the first and all subsequent treatment guidelines for HIV-infected patients.

Arturo Casadevall, MD, FIDSA, member of IDSA’s Research Committee, was awarded a Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship. This program brings together world-class faculty members whose excellence in research, teaching and service will be centered on interdisciplinary scholarship. Together they will lend their outlook to public health, medicine, nursing, engineering, and the sciences, and work toward finding solutions to today's global problems.

Jeffrey Duchin, MD, FIDSA, chair of IDSA’s public health committee, has been named County Health Officer of Seattle & King County. Dr. Duchin is a nationally recognized leader in public health and a longtime leader in the Seattle & King County Public Health Department as chief of the Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization Section.

Kevin High, MD, MS, FIDSA, professor and chair of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, has been named Executive Vice President, Health System Affairs of Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. High joined Wake Forest’s School of Medicine as faculty in 1993 and has earned national recognition in the field of infectious diseases. He has also served as the IDSA Education Committee chair and was involved in other IDSA educational initiatives including IDSA’s Annual Meeting and IDWeek.

Trini A. Mathew, MD, FIDSA, member of IDSA’s Public Health Committee, will assume a new position as hospital epidemiologist and ID physician at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, PA as of July 1. Dr. Mathew previously worked in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Daniel McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, president of the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society (MIDS), recently received the Kenneth Kaplan Clinician Award by the MIDS, awarded to one outstanding ID clinician each year. Dr. McQuillen is senior staff physician at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA.

Bruce Polsky, MD, MACP, FIDSA, will be joining Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY as Chairman of the department of medicine. Dr. Polsky previously served as an infectious diseases specialist with Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, where he chaired the Department of Medicine since 2014.

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