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May 15, 2019


IDSA Inaugural Leadership Institute

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IDSA gathered 30 diverse leaders from across the United States (and Malawi) for the launch of the inaugural IDSA Leadership Institute in early May. As the first program of its kind, designed exclusively for infectious diseases and HIV specialists, attendees built upon existing leadership skills common to the ID professional and developed new tools to enhance their leadership capacity. 

Over two-and-a-half days, attendees engaged with a curriculum built on daily themes: Personal Leadership, Team Leadership, and Accountability. On the first day, attendees worked to come to a better understanding of their knowledge and opinions concerning organizational and individual leadership. On the second day, they examined strategies for integrating contemporary leadership theory and practice into the teams they manage. Finally, they explored tools and practices for evaluating and communicating the necessity of their work to individuals who do not share in their expertise.


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Attendees have been sorted into cohorts and will have the opportunity to participate in additional training activities on topics such as: hiring and staffing, conscious and unconscious bias, and development/grant writing. Attendees are also engaging with one another in their cohorts to report on progress at their institutions, celebrate successes, and seek input on challenges.

The core mission of the Leadership Institute is to bring together an extraordinary cohort of individuals and empower them to serve as leaders locally, regionally, and nationally within the infectious diseases community. We look forward to seeing all they will accomplish in the weeks, months, and years to come. Visit our website to learn more about The Leadership Institute.

Congratulations to the IDSA Leadership Institute Class of 2019!

  • Deverick Anderson, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention
  • Cesar Arias, MD, PhD, FIDSA, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Mariam Aziz, MD, Rush University Medical Center
  • Allison Bartlett, MD, MS, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Michelle Cespedes, MD, MS, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Mahalia Desruisseaux, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Nada Fadul, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, MD, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
  • Sameer Kadri, MD, MS, Critical Care Medicine Department, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
  • Hyang Kim, MD, University of Washington
  • Anurag Malani, MD, FIDSA, St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Yukari Manabe, MD, FIDSA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Trini Mathew, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Mehri McKellar, MD, Duke University
  • Sapna Morris, MD, United States Public Health Service and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Obinna Nnedu, MD, FIDSA, Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  • Sameer Patel, MD, MPH, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Jennifer Philips, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Jennifer Pisano, MD, UChicago Medicine
  • Shannon Ross, MD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Nadine Rouphael, MD, FIDSA, Emory University
  • Matthew Schinabeck, MD, ID Consultants, Inc
  • Charurut Somboonwit, MD, USF Health
  • Virginia Triant, MD, FIDSA, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Trevor Van Schooneveld, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Jennifer Wang, MD, FIDSA, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Sharon Weissman, MD, University of South Carolina
  • David Wheeler, MD, FIDSA, Infectious Diseases Physicians
  • Laila Woc-Colburn, MD, FIDSA, Baylor College of Medicine

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