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January 2024


  • Dr. Eddie Stenehjem leadership announcement
  • Inspirational patient experience quotes recognizing the IDGP Practice and Drs. Alyssa Castillo, Kristine Erlandson, Steven Johnson, and Misha Huang
  • ID Fellowship Program receives Continued Accreditation from ACGME
  • Recent publications from Drs. Nipun Atri, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Maheen Abidi, Neena Thomas-Gosain, Stephen Morris, Joshua Barocas, Leland Shapiro, Andrés Henao-Martinez, and Eddie Stenehjem

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November 2023


  • Division matches full cohort of outstanding ID fellows for 2024 
  • Recent publications from Drs. Charles Dinarello, Neena Thomas-Gosain, Stephen Morris, Nina Millman, Kristine Erlandson, Alyssa Castillo, Jose Castillo-Mancilla, and Eddie Stenehjem
  • Awards received by Drs. Lakshmi Chauhan and Timothy Jenkins (Clinical Excellence Society of the Department of Medicine) and Dr. Katherine Frasca (S.T.A.R Outstanding Faculty Award)
  • Inspirational patient experience quotes from the month of November recognizing Drs. Nipun Atri, Sara Scherrer, Hillary Dunlevy, Larissa Pisney, and Steven Johnson

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September and October 2023


  • Congratulations and thanks to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, winners of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for groundbreaking mRNA vaccine science
  • Announcing leadership transition: Dr. Eric Poeschla to step down as division head on January 1, 2024, Dr. Eddie Stenehjem to serve in interim
  • Recent publications from Drs. Maheen Abidi, Timothy Jenkins, Samantha (Sam) Kaplan, Brian Grundy, Kristine Erlandson, and Andrés Henao-Martinez
  • Awards received by Dr. Mary Bessesen (2023 VASPID Lifetime Achievement Award) and Andrés Henao-Martinez (New Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
  • Announcing that the Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit (formerly the Colorado AIDS Clinical Trials Unit) is now established to support clinical trials of treatments and preventions for a broad range of infectious diseases

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August 2023


  • Announcing the appointment of Dr. Robert (Bob) Belknap as the Executive Director of the Public Health Institute at Denver Health
  • Recent publications from Drs. Laura Damioli, Zach Shepard, Lilian Vargas Barahona, Andrés Henao-Martinez, and an upcoming publication from the Dinarello Lab
  • Grants received by Dr. Dan Frank and Marisa Brightman
  • Recognizing eight division members named as top Denver-area doctors by 5280 Magazine: Drs. Maheen Abidi, Bob Belknap, Tom Campbell, Lakshmi Chauhan, Gwen Huitt, Steve Johnson, Nancy Madinger, and Cara Wilson

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June & July 2023
  • Announcing the appointment of Dr. Lakshmi Chauhan as the Infectious Diseases Associate Head for Clinical Affairs
  • Announcing the appointment of Dr. Brian Montague as the Infectious Diseases Director of Quality & Patient Safety
  • Recent publications from Drs. Lindsay Nicholson, Kristine Erlandson, Cory Hussain, Brian Montague, and Sarah Rowan
  • Grants received by Drs. Cara Wilson (MSTP Program), and Lakshmi Chauhan (AB Nexus Award)

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May 2023


  • Announcing new promotions for Drs. Maheen Abidi, Suzhao Li, and Larissa Pisney
  • Awards received for Drs. Nipun Atri, Kristine Erlandson, and Steven Johnson
  • Recent publications from Drs. James Colbert, Andrés Henao-Martinez, Chad McCormick, and Alyssa Castillo
  • Dr. Maheen Abidi appointed to serve as a member at large on the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network - Disease Transmission advisory committee (OPTN-DTAC), July 2023-2026
  • Drs. Joshua Barocas, Eddie Stenehjem, and Kristine Erlandson in the news

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April 2023
  • Welcoming two new faculty members to the division, Drs. Samantha (Sam) Kaplan (University of California, San Diego) and Stephen Morris (University of Miami), and showcasing all 7 new faculty members joining the division this summer
  • Recognizing the dedication of ID physicians in the DOCS Preceptorship Program: Drs. Laura Damioli, Brian Montague, Andrés Henao-Martinez, Sias Scherger, Sara Scherrer, and Martin Krsak
  • Announcing the Susan Mason Educational Endowment Award in Infectious Diseases recipient, Dr. Joana Dimo, a first year Pediatric ID fellow
  • Recent publications from Drs. Joshua Barocas, Lilian Vargas Barahona, and Margaret Fitzpatrick

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March 2023


  • Welcoming four new faculty members to the division, Drs. Nipun Atri (Rush Medical School), Brian Grundy (University of Virginia), Nina Millman (Vanderbilt), and Neena Thomas-Gosain (University of Tennessee)
  • Recent publications from Drs. Karen Wendel, Hermione Hurley, Mamuka Kvaratskhelia, and James Morrison
  • Dr. Sarah Mann awarded a Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Pilot Grant
  • Dr. Eric Poeschla appointed to a panel of the World Health Organization (WHO) prioritization process for pathogens of epidemic and pandemic threat (Health Emergencies: Priority Preparedness Pathogens List)

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February 2023
  • Announcing new promotions to Associate Professor of Medicine for Drs. Katherine Frasca, Laura Damioli, and Hermione Hurley
  • CU Anschutz as a site for Gilead's PURPOSE 2 study of Lenacapavir for PrEP
  • Recent publications from Drs. Margaret Fitzpatrick, Joshua Barocas, Andrés Henao-Martinez, and Amelia Davis
  • Grants received by Drs. Eric Poeschla, Mario Santiago, and Kristine Erlandson

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January 2023


  • Welcoming Dr. Edward (Eddie) Stenehjem to the division faculty and as Executive Vice Chair of Medicine
  • Susan Mason Endowed Fund in Infectious Diseases - application information, instructions, and deadline
  • Recent publication from Dr. Shelley Kon in Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease (TAID)
  • Drs. Tom Campbell, Martin Krsak, and Eric Poeschla featured in the Huffington Post

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December 2022


  • Dr. Michelle Barron is the ARCs Foundation, Inc., Colorado Chapter, Honoree of the Year
  • Division funding updates including grants received by Dr. Kellie Hawkins and Dr. Mamuka Kvaratskhelia
  • FY24 Clinical Fellowship spots filled
  • Dr. Bruce McCollister named Program Director for the Transplant ID Fellowship

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November 2022
  • Dr. Maheen Abidi and Dr. Tom Campbell honored at the DOM Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Event
  • Recap of the 2022 Tim Gill Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Li
  • Highlights from RetroPath2022 and IDWeek Conferences

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October 2022
  • Recent publications from Dr. Hillary Dunlevy, the Kvaratskhelia Lab, the David Beckham Lab, and the Poeschla & Santiago Labs
  • Grants received by Dr. Kristine Erlandson, Dr. Jose Castillo-Mancilla, and Dr. Steven Johnson
  • Welcoming new faculty Dr. Michael Haden and Dr. Alyssa Castillo
  • Dr. Andrés Henao-Martinez appointed to the PLoS Global Health board and Associate Editor at PLoS Global Health  

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