Navigation Links
UAB's Whitley named distinguished physician by Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Date:5/4/2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Richard Whitley, M.D., a renowned researcher and infectious disease specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

The award recognizes a pediatrician whose career signifies excellence in infectious diseases research, education, patient care, prevention and public health. The director of UAB's Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Whitley received the honor May 3 during the PIDS annual awards banquet in Vancouver. He was nominated by more than a dozen physicians from UAB and across the nation.

Whitley is on the Advisory Council for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health. He also is on the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Working Group of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The group is providing recommendations to U.S. President Barack Obama on needed federal responses to pandemic flu.

A distinguished professor of pediatrics, microbiology, medicine and neurosurgery, Whitley is vice chair of UAB's Department of Pediatrics and co-director of UAB's Center for Emerging Infections and Emergency Preparedness.

He is credited with helping to develop vidarabine, the first drug to treat encephalitis caused by the herpes simplex virus. The vidarabine breakthrough more than 30 years ago opened the door to an entire field of antiviral therapy now crucial for the treatment of influenza, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other infections.

Whitley's research also is focused on using a genetically engineered version of herpes simplex virus to fight cancer. Studies show that this enhanced virus, rendered incapable of spreading herpes, enters tumors and attacks cancer-cell biology to stop tumor growth.


'/>"/>

Contact: Troy Goodman
tdgoodman@uab.edu
205-934-8938
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Richard L. Jackson Named Among Atlanta's Top 100 in Healthcare
2. Summit Medical Group Physician Named "Nurses Choice: Top Doctor"
3. Dr. Randy Miller Is Named President-Elect of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
4. SCAN Health Plan Arizona Named one of Areas Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal and BestCompaniesAZ, LLC
5. Children's National Named to the 2009 Leapfrog Group Best Hospitals List
6. Summit Medical Group Physician Named 'Top Doctor for Women's Health'
7. Cooper Named President of United Heartland Insurance
8. New Editor Named for Prestigious Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
9. The Newly Renamed Resource Center of Somerset Names John Graf, Jr. Director of Development
10. Dr. Daniel Von Hoff named honoree of Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation Honor Ball
11. Dr. Constantine Frantzides Named One of Americas Top Doctors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... ... “The Perfect Gift”: a customizable and interactive Bible study guide for children. “The Perfect Gift” ... She has always accepted Christ as her Savior, yet never studied His word, surrendered ... when she wrote this book to her children, so they would know the importance of ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... , ... July 24, 2017 , ... “A Short Walk ... to the Mailbox” is the creation of published author, Ed Clark. Ed Clark ... Methodist, and Christian Reformed churches as a minister of music and worship leader for ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... The Center for Addiction Recovery Training ... host a second Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference on October 23-26, 2017. This ... from CCAR’s foundational principle – a belief in multiple pathways of recovery, aims ...
(Date:7/23/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... July ... ... of Eating Disorders Professionals ™(iaedp), the leading provider of education and training ... training in preparation for competency for Traditional Certification: the iaedp™ Core Curriculum. ...
(Date:7/23/2017)... ... July 23, 2017 , ... Scientists from the University of ... bursts of high-intensity, weight-bearing activity equivalent to a medium-paced run for pre-menopausal women, or ... surgeon who specializes in total spine care, I understand the importance exercise can play ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... -- US medical equipment and supply demand is forecast to ... Medical Equipment & Supplies: United States , a ... in demand for medical services – driven in large ... by gains in disposable personal income – will boost ... will also drive sales as providers and patients seek ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... 10, 2017 Locus Biosciences Inc. today announced ... the development of CRISPR-Cas3 antimicrobial therapeutics. Financing for the ... Chinese Internet services provider, and joined by the North ... disease product programs targeting antibiotic resistant infections and other ... by Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou and Dr. ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... July 5, 2017 Pace Analytical, a company of over 2,000 employees ... they have acquired ESC Lab Sciences, further solidifying their position as the top ... . ... President and CEO of Pace Analytical ... Sciences out of Mt Juliet, TN , enhances Pace Analytical,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: