ID Fellowship Alumni

2017-2018 Trainees

Jeremy Nel, MBChB, FCP(SA), Cert ID (SA), Infectious Diseases Attending Physician at Helen Joseph Hospital, University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and an academic researcher working with Dr. Ian Sanne on HIV/TB, and issues related to co-infection and the immunocompromised host

 

2015-2016 Trainees

Ribka Berhanu, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow on the Boston University Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program and will remain based in Johannesburg, South Africa, working with Drs. Ian Sanne and Robert Horsburgh on the treatment of HIV, tuberculosis and infectious diseases

Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, Clinical Instructor in the UNC-Chapel Hill Division of Infectious Diseases and postdoctoral fellow with the UNC ID Pathogenesis Training Program working on parasite populations in symptomatic and asymptomatic malaria with Dr. Jon Juliano

Tim Menza, MD, PhD, Medical Director, HIV/STD/TB Section, Public Health Division, Oregon Health Authority

 

2014-2015 Trainees

Matthew Collins, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and an Infectious Diseases Clinician at Emory Healthcare
Research
: 1. Understanding cross-reactive antibodies in perinatal and secondary human flavivirus infection. 2. Zika Diagnostics Development: Diagnosing recent and remote Zika Infections. Mentor: Aravinda de Silva, PhD

Christopher Hauck, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC's Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service

Jonathan Parr, MD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases
Research
: 1. Phylogeography viral hepatitis virus infections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 2. Stealth malaria: Evolution and spread of pfhrp2-deleted Plasmodium falciparum in the DRC. Mentor: Steve Meshnick, MD, PhD

Sancta St. Cyr, MD, MPHGISP Coordinator and Project Officer, CDC Medical Officer
Research: Predicting trichomoniasis in North Carolina women undergoing rapid trichomonas antigen testing in the emergency department. Mentors: Arlene Sena, MD, MPH; Ada Adimora, MD, MPH; and Bill Miller, MD, PhD

2013-2014 Trainees

F. Parker Hudson, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases, University of Texas at Austin
Research
: 1. Predictors of infant circumcision, cardiovascular disease prevention in persons living with HIV, inflammation in chronic HIV infection, and the effect of direct acting antiretroviral hepatitis C therapy on immune recovery in HIV/HCV co-infected patients. 2. Evaluating the effect of a probiotic supplement on inflammatory biomarkers. Mentors: Steve Meshnick, MD, PhD; and Charles van der Horst, MD

James Lewis, MD, Medical Epidemiology Consultant at the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch

Onyeka Nwankwo, MD, Infectious Diseases Clinician at Penn Medicine
Research
: 1. Evaluating the use of hospital-onset bacteremia as a new hospital infection performance and quality outcome measure specifically in comparison to the current metric of central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI). 2. developing an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial program focused on improving the safety of medication delivery and administration to patients completing intravenous antibiotics outside the hospital. 3. Creation of a Redcap database to aid in identification of factors associated with adverse microbiology or treatment related outcomes. Mentor: David Weber, MD

Sara Williford, MD, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts
Research: Comparing NS5A resistance-associated variants (RAV) between genotypes 1a and 1b in patients with chronic hepatitis C using next generation sequencing. Mentor: Stan Lemon, MD

2012-2013 Trainees                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Sophia Califano, MD, Medical Instructor, Duke Department of Medicine
Research: HIV in the Correctional System

Christopher Sellers, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases; Medical Director, Wake County Human Services HIV and STI Clinic
Research
: 1. Mother-to-child-transmission of HIV in the Breastfeeding, Antivirals, and Nutrition (BAN) study. 2. Application of mathematical modeling and HIV phylogeny techniques to improve measurements of the HIV cascade in North Carolina and identify targets for public health interventions. 3. Analyses to examine the association between HIV-positive patients’ self-reported barriers to care and clinical outcomes. 4. Application of geospatial methods to explore the geography of the HIV care continuum in North Carolina, specifically the impact of clustering of HIV treatment specialists and the unequal distribution of health care and health resources on successful HIV treatment. Mentors: Bill Miller, MD, PhD, Charles van der Horst, MD, Steve Meshnick, MD, PhD 

Andrea Shahum, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases at UNC
Former Postdoctoral Fellow, UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, training at UNC Project- China and 2016-2017 UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellow conducting research in China
Research
: 1. Comparison of virological response in HIV positive children while on DOT with combination ART, with and without history of TB 2. Intensified Monitoring and Evaluation of the Phased Expansion of HIV Partner Notification, Tracing and Testing as Part of Integrated Active Case Management in Cambodia. Mentors: Joe Eron, MD; Bill Miller, MD, PhD; and Vivian Go, PhD


2011-2012 Trainees            

Michael Herce, MD, MPH, MSc, Assistant Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases, Senior Technical Advisor, UNICEF Project OHTA, Lilongwe, Malawi; 2014-2015 UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellow conducting research in Zambia
Awarded K01-TW010272: Understanding Longitudinal Clinical Outcomes and Post-Release Retention Care Among HIV-Infected Prisoners in Lusaka, Zambia
Research
: 1. Using rapid evaluation methodology, he conducted a foundation-funded situation analysis of palliative care needs, knowledge, and preferences in a rural Malawi district, and evaluated the effectiveness of a program providing comprehensive palliative care integrated with HIV treatment and care. 2.  As part of his Master’s thesis, he described a novel treatment model for HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma (HIV-KS) and clinical outcomes for a cohort of 114 HIV-KS patients treated with systemic chemotherapy plus antiretroviral therapy (ART) in rural Neno, Malawi. 3. Assessing the impact of a large-scale USAID-funded program providing test-and-treat ART for pregnant and lactating women—known as Option B+—and complementary retention-in-care services in central Malawi. Mentors: Charles van der Horst, MD; and Bill Miller, MD, PhD

Arthur Jackson, MBBCh, DTMH, Consultant in infectious diseases and general medicine at Cork/University Hospital/Mercy University Hospital

Anne Lachiewicz, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, UNC's Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service
Awarded 5KL2TR001109-02: Multi-drug resistant gram-negative bacterial colonization and pneumonia in burn


2010-2011

Alisa Alker MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases Physician, Mission Infectious Disease Associates, Asheville NC, adjunct faculty at UNC

Natalie Bowman, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases. 2013-2014 UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellow conducted research in Peru with mentor Bob Gilman, MD, PhD
Research: Exploration of the genetic diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi infections in Bolivia and Peru. Mentor: Steve Meshnick, MD, PhD 
 
Awarded K23-AI113197: The pathogenesis of T. Cruzi in HIV infected persons in Bolivia 9/15/2014-8/31/2019

Christopher Lippincott, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases Specialist, Johns Hopkins University Hospitals, Baltimore, MD.  2013-2014 UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellow in South Africa
Research:
1. P
rospective evaluation of the implementation of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay among inpatients with presumptive pulmonary TB at UNC Hospitals March 2012 and July 2013. He completed an MPH as part of his training. Mentor: Annelies Van Rie, PhD

Michael Vinikoor, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama Birmingham researching HIV and viral hepatitis in Zambia
Research: 1. Leads a prospective HIV-HBV cohort study, at CIDRZ in Zambia, allowing for the development of local capacity for HBV virologic assays including drug resistance testing using transient elastography, a novel non-invasive imaging technique to measure liver stiffness as a surrogate of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. 2. Studied 
HIV-associated immune activation and related cardiovascular events. 3. Worked with the Duke/UNC Acute HIV Program to analyze the impact of early antiretroviral therapy initiation on subsequent levels of immune activation. 4. Collaborated with experts in neurology and cardiovascular disease describe the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected individuals at UNC.  Mentor: Joe Eron, MD
Awarded K01-TW009998:
Impact of antiretroviral therapy on liver fibrosis in Zambian HIV/HBV patients 12/1/2014- 11/30/2018


2009-2010

Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC; Cancer Program Director at UNC Project-Malawi; Principal Investigator for the Kamuzu Central Hospital Lymphoma Study; Principal Investigator of the Malawi Cancer Consortium; and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Malawi College of Medicine
Awarded K01-TW009488 : Developing a prospective clinical cohort of histopathologically characterized lymphoma patients in Malawi 9/20/2012 - 6/30/2017; and an R21: Molecular Profiling of HIV-associated lymphoma in the US and Malawi.

Jessica Lin, MD, Assistant Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases
Awarded R01-AI137395: Determinants of Malaria Transmission by Submicroscopic Gametocytemia
Awarded K08-AI110651: Genetic determinants of Plasmodium vivax relapse.

2008-2009

Ann Dennis, MD, Assistant Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases
Awarded K08-AI112432: Using Phylogenetics to Elucidate HIV Transmission Patterns and Inform Prevention
Awarded R01-AI135970: Timely Monitoring and Response to HIV Transmission Networks for Intensified Prevention
Research: 1. Investigated the HIV epidemic among Latino immigrants in NC, including a cohort analysis, face-to-face surveys, and a molecular epidemiology study. 2. Evaluated late presentation to HIV-care among Latinos and non-Latinos in the UNC CFAR HIV Clinical Cohort. 3.Described socio-demographic and HIV risk behavior features among HIV-infected Latinos at UNC clinics. 4. Using HIV nucleotide sequences extracted from routine drug resistance genotypes, she investigated the transmission patterns between immigrants and other minority groups in NC. Mentor: Joe Eron, MD
Awarded K08-AI112432: Using Phylogenetics to Elucidate HIV Transmission Patterns and Inform Prevention 6/15/2014 - 5/31/2018

William Messer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor Division of Infectious Diseases at Oregon Health Sciences University and Associate Program Director of Oregon Health Sciences University Infectious Disease Fellowship

Victoria Mobley, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch; Field Services Unit Director of the NC Div of Public Health, Epidemiology Section  
Research: 1. Assessed the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium, and the clinical predictors and appropriate clinical specimen for diagnosing Mycoplasma genitaliumin female STI clinic attendees. 2. A
ssessed the impact of neighborhood socioeconomic status on the risk of HIV virological failure for blacks and whites, using data from the UNC Clinical Cohort. The study focused on HIV-infected persons in care in the UNC HIV clinic who initiated ART between 2000 and 2010. Mentor: Ada Adimora, MD, MPH

 

2007-2008

Gretchen Arnoczy, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist, FirstHealth, Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC

Yvonne Carter, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist in Jackson, N.C., and an Assistant Professor, East Carolina University School of Medicine

Laura Guderian, MD, Clinician at One Medical Group, Internal Medicine, New York

2006-2007

David Fitzgerald, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist at Kernodle Clinic (Duke affiliate) Burlington, NC

Christopher Hurt, MD, Assistant Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases and Co-Director of the North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center
Received a 2010 NC TraCS Clinical Career Research Development (KL2) Award.
Awarded K23-MH099941: Home-Collected Blood Spots to Increase HIV Test Frequency among Young Black MSM 5/01/2013 - 4/30/2018

Joel Kammeyer, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases Specialist at the University of Toledo

2005-2006

Mary Catherine Bowman, MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases Specialist at Orlando Health Physicians Infectious Disease Group

Jon Juliano, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases; Medical Director of UNC Hospitals' Antibiotic Stewardship Team and Associate Director of the UNC Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program

Cornelius Van Dam, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist, Cone Health Medical Group

2004-2005

Jeffrey Anderson, MD, PhD, HCC Program Lead Oncology Clinical Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Brian Bramson, MD, Associate Professor, General Medicine & Pediatrics, UNC

2003-2004

Joseph (Alex) Duncan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of UNC's Physician Scientist Training Program

Cynthia Gay, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases

Emily Wong, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System

2002-2003

Jaspaul Jawanda, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

Dina Hooshyar, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2001-2002

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases

Shannon Galvin, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

2000-2001

Anthony Edozien, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland

Sherene Min, MD, Early Development Leader, ViiV Healthcare

Yoshihiko Murata, MD, PhD, Director of Clinical Research at Merck

Kristine Patterson, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist in New York

1999-2000

Mina Hosseinipour, MD, MPH, Scientific Director of UNC Project-Malawi and Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases
Awarded K01-TW06677:
The Effect of Parasitic Infection on HIV 09/01/03-8/31/07

1998-1999

Bruce Israel, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist at Mission Infectious Diseases and Travel Clinic in Asheville, N.C.

Heidi Swygard, MD, Associate Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases; and Medical Epidemiologist and Consultant for Special Projects with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services HIV/STD Prevention and Control Branch; and Viral Hepatitis Medical Director for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

Judith Ng-Cashin, MD, Chief Scientific Officer at Syneos Health

1997-1998

Michael Blocker, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist, Novant Health

Srilatha Edupuganti, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine

Christopher Pilcher, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco

1996-1997

Becky White, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases and Co-Director of HIV Services North Carolina Department of Corrections

Dickens Theodore, MD, Senior Director of Clinical Development at GlaxoSmithKline

1995-1996

Arlene Seña-Soberano, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases, and Medical and Lab Director of the Durham County Health Department

1994-1995

David Wohl, MD, Professor in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases, Co-Director of HIV Services at the North Carolina Department of Corrections and Co-Director of the North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center

1993-1994

Kimberly Fox, MD, MPH, Immunization Systems Branch Chief, CDC Global Immunization Division in Atlanta

Bruce Gilliam, MD, Professor, University of Maryland and Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Meera Kelley, MD, Regional Medical Director at Landmark Health in Raleigh, N.C.

Sabina Lee, MD, Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center in Houston

1992-1993

Susan Isbey, MD, Clinician at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Wanla Kulwichit, MD, Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Pietro Vernazza, MD, Professor, Institut für Klinische Mikrobiologie und Immunologie, Switzerland

1991-1992

Beverly Alston, MD, Chief of the Complications and Co-infections Research Branch, DAIDS, NIH

Robert Wehbie, MD, Clinician at REX Hematology Oncology Associates-Wakefield

1990-1991

Holli Hamilton, MD, Senior Medical Officer of the Division of Extramural Research at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Andrew Kaplan, MD, Professor, UNC (deceased)

Dennis Walling, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist and Professor, Univ. of Texas, Galveston

1989-1990

Susan Cohn, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist and Professor, Northwestern University.

Jonathan Serody, MD, Researcher and Professor, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Daniel Shapiro, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist and Professor, St. Louis University School of Medicine

1988-1989

David Gutsch, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist in Minnesota

E. Byrd Quinlivan, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases (retired)

1987-1988

Paul Becherer, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist at Duke Raleigh Hospital

Robert D. Weber, MD, Private practice, Colorado Springs, C.O.

1986-1987

Edwin Brown, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist with Duke Health in Raleigh, N.C.

David Markovitz, MD, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan

1985-1986

John S. Adams, MD, Private practice, Knoxville, T.N.

Steven Jenison, MD, NRP, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Shannon Kenney, MD, Professor of Oncology and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin at Madison

1984-1985

William McKenna, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist in Asheville, N.C.

Jack Stapleton, MD, Professor, University of Iowa

1983-1984

Bradley Britigan, MD, Professor and Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Susan Mertz Saviteer, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist in Concord, N.H.

1982-1983

Deirdre Achtellik Henderson, MD, Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Charles van der Horst, MD, Professor, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases (retired)

1981-1982

John R. Black, MD, Clinical Professor, University of Indiana

Peter Dandalides, MD, Principal at Progressive Healthcare, Inc.

1980-1981

James E. Peacock, MD, Professor in Division of Infectious Diseases at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Robert J. Sherertz, MD, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

John Sixbey, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist in Shreveport, L.A.