New PIDS Vice Chair-Elect on the IDWeek Planning Committee

PIDS is excited to announce Dr. William J. Steinbach, MD as theincoming PIDS Vice Chair-Elect on the IDWeek Planning Committee. Dr. Steinbach is aSamuel L. Katz Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University, Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Co-Director of Basic Research for the Duke Transplant Center, and Medical Director of the Children’s Clinical Research Unit. He co-founded and currently co-Chairs the International Advances Against Aspergillosis conference and also founded and is the Director of the International Pediatric Fungal Network. 

 Dr. Steinbach is co-editor of four different infectious diseases textbooks, including Aspergillus fumigatus and AspergillosisFeigin & Cherry’s Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, the American Academy of Pediatrics Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy, and most recently, Pediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases. He serves on the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book Committee), recently completed a Board of Directors’ tenure for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been elected into the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, for which he currently serves on the Council. 

 Dr. Steinbach was selected following a rigorous review process that included experience in infectious diseases, demonstrated teamwork on prior committees, and leadership qualities. He will serve alongside Dr. David Hyun, PIDS-IDWeek chair, Dr. Hayley Gans, PIDS-IDWeek Vice-chair, and Dr. Natasha Halasa, PIDS-IDWeek past chair. Please join PIDS leadership in congratulating Dr. Steinbach on this well-deserved appointment! 

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