W57. Transplant/Oncology ID Careers
Session: Premeeting Workshop: Fellows' Day Workshop ($)
Wednesday, October 3, 2018: 12:00 PM
Room: W 2006-2008
Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS is Professor of Medicine (with tenure) and Pathology, Director of Transplant Infectious Disease (ID) Services, and Head of the Clinical Mycology Laboratory at Duke. Dr. Alexander completed graduate studies at Duke where she honed her skills as a medical mycologist prior to receiving her medical degree from East Carolina University. She returned to Duke for internal medicine residency, ID and medical microbiology fellowships and obtained a Masters in Health Science in Clinical Research. Dr Alexander has served on the IDSA Board of Directors and is currently Associate Deputy Editor for the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal and Past-Chair of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Subcommittee on Antifungal Tests. Her research efforts have led to standardized methods for susceptibility testing and interpretive breakpoints and epidemiologic cutoff values for fungi, FDA approval of new diagnostic tests and antifungal agents, as well as pivotal national epidemiologic investigations of fungal disease in transplant and immunocompromised host populations. She has also successfully collaborated with basic scientists to probe the molecular basis for fungal virulence and host susceptibility to invasive aspergillosis and candidemia. Dr. Alexander has lectured nationally and internationally, has authored over 150 articles, book chapters, white papers and publications for mass distribution, and is considered a thought leader in the field of Transplant ID and fungal infections.

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. PDT, Wednesday Oct. 3rd with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.