Dr. Barbara Alexander is Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Duke University School of Medicine where she also serves as Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases Service; Head of Clinical Mycology Laboratory and Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. She is the principal investigator of the Duke University NIHT32-funded Transplant Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Training Program. She also serves as the President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Dr. Alexander’s research interests include clinical and translational research related to infectious complications of solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, with a particular interest in the prevention and rapid diagnosis of invasive fungal infections. She has served as Chair of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Subcommittee on Antifungal Susceptibility Tests, Associate Deputy Editor of the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, consultant to the FDA Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee, and as faculty mentor to the NIH T32-funded Tri-institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program.
She has served IDSA on numerous committees, including the ID Training Program Directors Committee; the Education Committee, the Annual Meeting Program Committee, which she chaired in 2011; the Transplant ID & Compromised Hosts Working Group and the ID Recruitment Task Force. She also served on the Board of Directors from 2013-2016.
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