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Reducing the Impact of Infectious Diseases by Supporting Trans-Disciplinary Academic Research

2019 GIDI Symposium

Event Date: 
April 24, 2019 12:00pm to 5:00pm


Lightning Talks


2018 GIDI Collaborative Seed Grants

Microbial culture-independent rapid phenotyping of antibiotic resistance and susceptibility. Nathan Swami, Professor of Electrical and Chemical Engineering; Jason Papin, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and Steven Zeichner, Professor PEDT Infectious Diseases.

Translating discovery to therapy: Customization and delivery of multifunctional chemokine-derived peptides for treating wound infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens. Molly Hughes, Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health; Shayn Pierce-Cottler, Professor Biomedical Engineering; Don Griffin, Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering; and Bob Nakamoto, Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics.

Personalized medicine for Clostridium difficile infection with real-time diagnosis of microbiome and antibiotic resistance profiles. Martin Wu, Associate Professor of Biology; Ann Hays, Assistant Professor, Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Cirle Warren, Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health; and Hoang Sook, Assistant Professor, Medicine: General Surgery.

Predicting antibiotic resistance. Farzad Hassanzadeh, Associate Professor School of Engineering; and Jason Papin, Professor Biomedical Engineering.

Identifying fusion-blocking and broadly-neutralizing antibodies against Zika virus.Peter Kasson, Associate Professor Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering; Daniel Engel, Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology; and Rebecca Pompano, Assistant Professor Chemistry.

Defining the roles of inflammasomes in congenital Zika virus infection.  John Lukens, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience; and Young Hahn, Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology.

2018 GIDI Funded Proposal Planning Grant

A clinical trial of early empiric anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis therapy for HIV-infected patients with sepsis in sub-Saharan Africa. Christopher Moore, Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health; Jessica Keim-Malpass, Assistant Professor Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Mark Conaway, Professor, Public Health Sciences; Scott Heysell, Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health; and Tania Thomas, Assistant Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health.

2018 “3 Cavaliers” Projects (GIDI Supported)

Development of antibiotic resistance "in the wild". Jason A. Papin, Professor Biomedical Engineering; Lisa Colosi Peterson, Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Systems & Environment; and Peter M. Kasson, Associate Professor Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering.

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act’s dependent mandate on people living with HIV. Sebastian Tello-Trillo, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics; Jessica Keim Malpass, Assistant Professor Pediatrics, School oF Medicine; Rebecca A. Dillingham, Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health.

Extracellular life style of an intracellular pathogen. Herve F. Agaisse, Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology; Andreas Gahlmann, Assistant Professor, Chemistry; and Huiwang Ai, Associate Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics.

2018 GIDI iGrant Awards

Impact of a Community-based Intervention on Heath Outcome: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Bangladesh. MD Amzad Hossain, PhD. Candidate College of Arts & Sciences-Economics

Nanoparticle capture of urinary lipoarabinomannan for diagnosing childhood tuberculosis. Tania Thomas, Assistant Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health; Najeeha Iqbal, Assistant Professor Aga University, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health Pakistan.

Genome sequencing of single Plasmodium falciparum parasites. Shiwei Liu, Graduate Student-Biology Graduate Program.

Social Media as a Recruitment Tool for Cervical Cancer Screening & Research in Trinidad & Tobago. Christina Pierre PhD., Clinical Chemistry Fellow Pathology 

*Effectiveness of water treatment technologies to prevent child stunting in Limpopo, South Africa. Courtney Hill, PhD. Candidate, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Measuring the Cost of Over testing and Over diagnosis of C. difficile Infection. Costi Sifri MD. Associate Professor of Internal Medicine; Hospital Epidemiologist. David Smith PhD. Associate Dean for Center Development and Research Virginia Bankers Association Professor. McIntire School of Commerce. Gregory R. Madden MD. Fellow in Infectious Disease Medicine, School of Medicine

PrEP School for Men (Who Have Sex with Men): Peer Counselor Training for a National HIV PrEP Program and the Construction of Biomedical Belonging in the Philippines. Richard Deang PhD. Candidate, College of Arts & Sciences-Anthropology