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IDSA Foundation Honors Memory Of Dr. John And Jean Bartlett

The IDSA Foundation honored the memory of John Bartlett, MD, and his spouse Jean by dedicating a special member lounge in their names.
“We are excited to dedicate The Jean and John G. Bartlett Member Lounge, a space honoring a visionary physician-scientist and pioneer in HIV/AIDS study,” said Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA, professor of medicine at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine and president of the IDSA Foundation. “This space will honor Dr. Bartlett’s memory and be a place for the exchange of ideas that can advance the study of infectious diseases.”  
Dr. Bartlett led the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases from 1980 to 2006. At The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1984, Dr. Bartlett co-founded the country’s second HIV/AIDS clinic, which has become one of the world’s preeminent HIV/AIDS treatment centers. Prior to his work in HIV/AIDS, he was renowned for his 1978 discovery of Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile.

During his long career, Dr. Bartlett treated thousands of patients with HIV/AIDS, administered many trials of potential medications, taught, lectured and served on national committees and organizations. He also wrote hundreds of scientific articles, books and chapters.

“So many friends, colleagues and trainees of John reached out to support the effort,” said Eliot Godofsky, MD. “To see so many make gifts in John’s honor just speaks volumes about his impact and all of the people that benefited from his mentorship.” 

In addition to the Bartlett Member Lounge, the impact of Dr. Bartlett is also reflected in Dr. John G. Bartlett Memorial Education Series. Information about upcoming webinars in the educational series can be found at

In attendance at the event were two of the children of Dr. and Mrs. Bartlett, pictured Scott Bartlett and Valerie Bartlett Clark with Dr. Godofsky.

Pictured Scott Bartlett and Valerie Bartlett Clark with Eliot Godofsky, MD, FIDSA

About the IDSA Foundation  
Founded in 2001, the IDSA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The Foundation is committed to providing career development opportunities, supporting education and funding groundbreaking research in the field of infectious diseases. Through its work, the Foundation invests in the next generation of diverse ID leaders and promotes advancements in patient care. For more information, visit  

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