Division of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski is APSA Keynote Speaker

Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski Infectious Diseases Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, FIDSA

May 3, 2015 - Bronx, NY - Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, was the keynote speaker at the 10th American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) Annual Meeting April 25-27, 2015. Her address was entitled "Life as a Physician-Scientist: The Road From Here to There and Everywhere".

Dr. Pirofski has had a NIH-funded research program on immunity to encapsulated pathogens for over two decades, served extensively on NIH study sections and external advisory panels on infectious diseases, and is an editor of mBio and Infection and Immunity. She is also a co-developer of the damage-response framework, an integrated theory of microbial pathogenesis and the pathogenesis of infectious diseases.

A member of the Association of American Physicians and the American Academy of Microbiology and a fellow of IDSA and the American College of Physicians, Dr. Pirofski has received the Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Basic Science Teaching and a Faculty Mentoring Award from Einstein, and is the 2015 recipient of the ASM William A. Hinton Research Training Award.


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Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Designated as Center of Excellence by IDSA
The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at Montefiore, led by medical director Priya Nori, MD, has been designated as a Center for Excellence by The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). It is among 25 academic sites in the nation – and one of few in New York City, to receive this prestigious recognition, which was announced on August 15, 2018.


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