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Now more than ever, Infectious Diseases are changing the way we live. A worldwide pandemic, life threatening emerging infections like Ebola, and multidrug resistant bacteria are challenging us to find therapies and algorithms to deal with these new problems. Yet, seldom has there been a more exciting time in translational medicine. Together, clinicians and scientists have brought forth diagnostics and therapeutics to combat a pandemic in record time. Phages are used to treat pan-resistant microbes and fecal microbiota and gene therapy are successfully healing intractable diseases. Infectious disease physicians play a major role bridging basic science and clinical medicine to expand our understanding of infections and bring novel therapies to patients with complex diseases. At UCSD Dept. of Pediatrics and Rady Children's Hospital, we invite you to join the fight and help lead the way as we bring cutting-edge therapeutics to children with infection. George Y. Liu, MD, PhDDivision Chief
Dr. Victor Nizet is recognized for his distinguished accomplishments in interdisciplinary research and mentoring in microbiology. This award honors David C. White, who was known for his interdisciplinary scientific approach and for being a dedicated and inspiring mentor.
The Committee on Distinguished Teaching selects those who exhibit creativity, innovative teaching methods, the ability to motivate students to actively seek out knowledge, and an extraordinary level of teaching commitment.
Dr. Sawyer was named by Gov. Gavin Newsom to serve on the COVID-19 workgroup that will scrutinize clinical trial results and risk assessments associated with any vaccine.