Research Volunteers Wanted
We are conducting a study comparing the effects of switching from one HVI drug (Efavirenz) to another (Atazanavir/ritonavir) on fat loss.
Learn more about the study and see if you qualify.
Leading the Way
Cleveland Clinic Department of Infectious Disease staff are "Leading the Way" with Society Appointments for 2011.
Steven M. Gordon, MD, was elected President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) through December 31, 2011. For more information on SHEA, please visit: www.shea-online.org.
4th Annual Advanced Management Issues in HIV Medicine
The 4th Annual Advanced Management Issues in HIV Medicine Course will be held April 28-29, 2011 at the InterContinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Alan Taege, Director of HIV Care for the Infectious Disease Department at the Cleveland Clinic, is Co-Director for this annual event. The course will focus on management of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is designed to heighten awareness of all health care professionals treating patients with HIV through a state-of-the-art review of current research results and new insights on HIV care. For more information or to register, please follow the directions on the attached brochure.
Download the brochure.
Congratulations to Dr. Ume Abbas of the Infectious Disease Department whose article entitled "ART/PrEP combo lowered HIV incidence, increased drug resistance" was printed in the Infectious Disease News in March, 2011.
Tropical Medicine Rotation
Our 2nd year fellows have the opportunity to participate in a tropical medicine rotation elective which is funded by the Department of Infectious Disease at Cleveland Clinic. The rotations have been in place since 2006, allowing fellows to travel to Mexico, the Philippines, and Israel.
On May 20, 2011, Dr. Joyce Rii traveled to the Philippines. She wrote a blog of her experience:
First Place Recognition
Congratulations to Dr. Maricar Malinis, Transplant Fellow in the Infectious Disease Department. Dr. Malinis won first place at the Infectious Diseases Society of Ohio Spring meeting for her Fellow's Case Presentation presented April 9, 2011. We are proud of Dr. Malinis' accomplishment.
In the News
Dr. Steven D. Mawhorter, Director of the International Travel & Health Clinic in the Department of Infectious Disease, recently spoke to FOX news about what precautions should be taken before traveling on vacation, especially to other countries.