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Infectious Diseases Therapeutic Development

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN  38105

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Website: https://jobs.stjude.org/CSS_APO_Postdoc/
Email: elaine.tuomanen@stjude.org

Training Program Director

Stephen White, DPhil / Elaine Tuomanen, MD   Co-directors, ID Therapeutics Development Fellowship Training Program  

Research Interests:  Development of small molecule therapeutics for infectious diseases

Participating Hospitals

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: 65

Program Training Offerings

How does this program meet the ABIM requirements for training in clinical microbiology?

Didactic Lectures

The Program provides training in hospital epidemiology through:

Didactic Lectures
Continuity Clinic

The Program provides clinical experience for fellows in the following:

Infections in marrow transplant
Infections in travelers and tropical medicine
Infections in children
Continuity clinic for HIV+ patients
Fungal infections, diagnostics, therapeutics
Infections in HIV/AIDS, including opportunistic
Sexually transmitted diseases
Viral Infections (non-HIV), including HSV, CMV, VZ
Emerging pathogens
Vaccinology
International Health

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures
Clinical Experience

The Program has a didactic lecture course for fellows:

Yes

If yes, what is the average number of lectures provided over a two-year period?

100

Training is for:

MD

Are there citizenship requirements?

No

Types of visas accepted:

Number of fellows accepted each year:

1-5

Duration of the Fellowship (years):

3

The Program has a training grant (T32):

No

Average number of infectious diseases consults per trainee per year:

250

Number of Fellows completing the Program in the last 5 years:

10

Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):

Formal training in relevant techniques, including: GMP, use of animals, pharmacodynamics, diagnostics, high-throughput screening, grant writing, and exposure to ongoing projects in infectious diseases, structural biology, and chemical biology.

Applications accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)?

No

Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Chair, Dept of Infectious Diseases

Elaine Tuomanen , Chair, Dept of Infectious Diseases  MD

Research Interests: Pneumococcal pathogenesis and vaccine design

Chair, Dept of Structural Biology

Stephen White , Chair, Dept of Structural Biology  DPhil

Research Interests: Structural analyses of antimicrobial drug targets

Faculty

R. Kip Guy , Chair, Dept of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics  PhD

Research Interests: Chemical biology and orphan disease drug discovery

Hans Haecker , Assoc. Member, Dept of Infectious Diseases  MD, PhD

Research Interests: Signal transduction of Toll-like and TNF receptors

Julia Hurwitz , Member, Dept of Infectious Diseases  PhD

Research Interests: Vaccine-induced immunity

Richard Lee , Member, Dept of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics  PhD

Research Interests: Development of new chemotherapeutic agents

Peter Murray , Assoc. Member, Dept of Infectious Diseases  PhD

Research Interests: Control of inflammatory responses

Fatima Rivas , Assistant Member, Dept of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics  PhD

Research Interests: Organic chemistry synthesis/natural product discovery

Charles Rock , Member, Dept of Infectious Diseases  PhD

Research Interests: Membrane phospholipid metabolism

Jason Rosch , Assistant Member, Dept of Infectious Diseases  PhD

Research Interests: Bacterial genomics and pathogenesis

Charles Russell , Assoc. Member, Dept of Infectious Diseases  PhD

Research Interests: Respiratory viruses: disease, cures, & prevention

Stacey Schultz-Cherry , Member, Dept of Infectious Diseases  PhD

Research Interests: Influenza virus pathogenicity

Richard Webby , Member, Dept of Infectious Diseases  PhD

Research Interests: Infections associated with implantable devices and immunosuppressed hosts

Jie Zheng , Assoc. Member, Dept of Structural Biology  PhD

Research Interests: Protein NMR and structure-based drug discovery

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