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Lessons in Discovery: The Impact of H. influenzae on Scientific Understanding

Session: Named Lecture: Edward H. Kass Lecture: Lessons in Discovery: The impact of H. influenzae on scientific understanding
Saturday, October 11, 2014: 5:00 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: Terrace Ballroom-I, II, III, IV
Janet Gilsdorf, MD, FIDSA, Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Janet R. Gilsdorf, MD, FIDSA Education: North Dakota State University, BA (Chemistry), 1967; University of North Dakota, MD, 1970; Pediatric Intern and Resident, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, 1970-1972; Pediatric Resident, Valley Medical Center, Fresno, CA, 1977-1979; Fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota, 1979-1982 Current Appointments: Robert P. Kelch Research Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School; Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health IDSA Participation: Member since 1986 and Fellow since 1991; Women in Medicine Task Force, 1992-1995; Nominating Committee, 1995; Public Relations Committee, 1996-1999; Board of Directors, 2005-2008; Education Committee, 2005-2008; Awards Committee, 2008-present, Co-Director Vincent Andriole Review Course 2010 - 2013 Research Interests: Understanding the biology, taxonomy, pathogenesis, epidemiology, evolution, and colonization dynamics of Haemophilus influenzae, with the goal of developing a vaccine to prevent H. influenzae respiratory infections; using population-based analyses to identify bacterial virulence factors; molecular epidemiology of bacterial pathogens Other: Member, multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) review panels and site visit committees, 1986-present; Editorial Board, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, 1988-1992; Recipient, Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award, 1989; Editorial Board, Infection and Immunity, 1990-1995; Member, Bacteriology and Mycology II Study Section, 1992-1998; Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics, 1994-1996; Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1990-present; Director, Cell and Molecular Biology in Pediatrics Training Program, University of Michigan, 1998-2013; Co-director, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, University of Michigan, 2000-present; Board of Directors, Veterans Education and Research Association of Michigan, 2001-2008; Consultant, Biological Weapons Program, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2002-2012; Board of Directors, Historical Center for the Health Sciences, University of Michigan, 2002-present; External Scientific Advisory Committee, Childrenís Hospital of Oakland Research Institute, 2003-2006; Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, Chair of HPV Working Group, 2003-2007; Recipient, Sarah Goddard Power Award, 2004; Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, NIH Clinical Center, 2007-2010; Recipient, Alumni Achievement Award, North Dakota State University, 2008; Member, American Board of Pediatrics, PID sub-board, 2008-2014; Recipient, Distinguished Physician Award PID Society, 2012; Associate Editor, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2012-present.

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