Dr. Lynne Strasfeld has been named President of the Infectious Diseases Society of Oregon (IDSO)
Congratulations to Dr. Lynne Strasfeld for being appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine Promotion and Tenure Committee!
Dr. Luke Strnad has been invited to represent the OHSU Undergraduate Medical Education program in an upcoming virtual symposium series hosted by the American Medical Association to discuss approaches to combating structural racism in UME and GME programs.
Dr. Monica Sikka and colleagues publish on SARS-CoV-2 shedding and risk of transmission in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, and highlighted in the OHSU news release here.
Dr. Chris Pfeiffer was interviewed by KOIN News on COVID vaccination efforts at the Portland VA.
Dr. Bill Messer discusses the benefit of receiving the COVID vaccine, even for those who have already had COVID - KATU News.
Dr. Bill Messer and colleagues publish a study showing that the blood of people infected by SARS-CoV-2 shows telltale signals of immunity against new variants of the novel coronavirus as long as 11 months following infection - OHSU News.
Dr. Sara Gore - OHSU Department of Medicine Fellow Teaching Award, 2020
Dr. Morgan Hakki - OHSU Department of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, 2020
Dr. Luke Strnad - OHSU Department of Medicine Contributions to Scholarship Award, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Bill Messer and the Messer Lab on receiving a new R01 grant entitled "Long term immunity following yellow fever vaccination.”
Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Winthrop on receiving the 2019-2020 OHSU Continuing Professional Development Clinical Star award.
Congratulations to Dr. Stone Doggett and the Doggett lab for receipt of a VA Merit Award "COVID-19: Optimized Endosome-Targeting Compounds for SARS-CoV-2 and Emerging Coronaviruses". The work funded by this award will test novel compounds for activity against SARS-CoV-2 in collaboration with Dr. Fikadu Tafesse (OHSU Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology).
Congratulations to Dr. Bill Messer for receipt of an NIH Supplement to his R01 "A Prospective Cohort Study to Assess Longitudinal Immune Responses in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19".
Congratulations to our OPAT Nurses - Alyse Douglass, Heather Mayer and Kathleen Young! They were chosen for the first round of Nursing Equity and Justice Award funding for OPTIONS-DC Data Collection. Their continued dedication to work on OPTIONS-DC has been so instrumental in the success of our patients with substance use disorder and serious infections!
Congratulations to our ID Pharmacist, Jim Lewis, Pharm.D., on being awarded the Oliver M. Nisbet Award. This award is given to an outstanding faculty member in the School of Medicine, and it is the first time the award has been given to a non-MD faculty member.
Dr. Erin Bonura - OHSU Department of Medicine Distinguished Education Leadership Award, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Winthrop and Dr. Cara Varley on receiving a research grant from NTM Info & Research (NTMir) - Open label, randomized control pilot study of hypertonic saline in mild to moderate pulmonary M. avium complex disease patients. July 2020.
Congratulations to Dr. Cara Varley for receiving a Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, Early Clinical Investigator grant: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Feasibility of Fitbit for Functional Outcomes in Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease. August 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Erin Bonura for being a recipient of the Allan J. Hill, Jr. Award for Clinical Science! Each year the Allan J. Hill, Jr. Award is given to two faculty members, one in basic science and one in clinical science, who honor the legacy of exceptional teaching of Allan J. Hill, Jr.
Congratulations to Dr. Cara Varley for receiving a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute K Award: "Mycobacterium avium complex Core Outcomes Research (MACCOR)"!
Congratulations to Dr. Bill Messer and the Messer Lab on having a new R21 with a fundable score, entitled Immunogenicity of the dengue vaccine CYD-TDV in a dengue virus serotype 1immune population (collaboration with Ponce Research Institute in Puerto Rico).
ID Week 2023 - Oct 11-15, 2023
James Lewis, PharmD - Best Practices for Antibiotic Stewardship Programs Premeeting Workshop: Breaking Down Breakpoints Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 9:25 AM – 10:15 AM
Dr. Stephanie Egge - Rapid Fire Talk:Prevalence and geographic distribution of mutations in TonB-dependent receptors in the Prospective Observational Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) Study Date: Thursday October 12, 2023, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Dr. Cara Varley -Poster Presentation: Core Outcome Domains for Mycobacterium avium complex Pulmonary Disease Clinical Trials: Mycobacterium avium complex Core Outcomes Research (MACCOR) Date: Friday October 13, 2023, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Amber Streifel, PharmD - Poster Presentation: About Damn Time: HAV, HBV, and Tetanus Screening and Vaccination during Hospitalization in Persons who Use Drugs Date: Friday October 13, 2023, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Dr. Stephanie Egge - Poster Presentation: Prevalence and geographic distribution of mutations in TonB-dependent receptors in the Prospective Observational Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) Study Date: Saturday October 14, 2023, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Dr. Cara Varley - Oral Presentation: Hepatitis C Virus Care Continuum in the Direct-acting Antiviral Era within the US Veterans Health Administration Date: Saturday October 14, 2023, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM