Three new faculty members will join the division in the FY13 academic year: Joe Qualls, PhD, from St. Jude as assistant professor; Sing Sing Way, MD, PhD, from the University of Minnesota as associate professor; and Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH, as associate professor. Each brings a new area of expertise to the division’s research efforts; Qualls in macrophage biology, Way in the immunology of pregnancy, and Danziger-Isakov in transplant infectious diseases.
Expanded Clinical Activities
The division’s clinical revenues topped $700,000 in billings for the first time. This amount doubles the billing total in 2008. We also opened a new general infectious diseases clinic at the Liberty campus and a travel medicine clinic at the Burnet campus.
Our research grants and industry sponsored projects also hit a new high -- $11.8 million in the past year. Grant funding is expected to increase even more in the coming year, with several faculty having obtained new funding that will begin in FY13. The Division of Infectious Diseases ranks second in overall funding among the divisions in the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation.