Workgroups and Projects

Workgroups and Projects


    IDCOP Workgroups

    Education Workgroup
    Chair: Varun Phadke

    Members: Anoma Nellore, Saman Nematollahi, Emily Blodget, Esther Benamu, Elena Beam, Monica Ardura, Megan Morales, Maricar Malinis, Karam Obeid, Kathleen Murphy, Rachel Bartash, Scott Roberts, Shilpa Jain, Nicole Theodoropoulos, Tanvi Sharma, Lara Danziger-Isakov, Rachel Friedman-Moraco, Lakshmi Ganapathi, Ricardo la Hoz, Julie Steinbrink, Monica Fung, Poornima Ramanan, Shana Gleeson

    Active Project List:  Transplant ID Education Survey

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    MDRO Workgroup
    Chair: Anoma Nellore
    Co-chair: Judith Anesi
    Past chair: Stephanie Pouch

    Members:  Stephanie Pouch, Sarah Taimur, Jess Lewis, Rachael Lee, Jeremey Walker, Jonathan Hand, Judith Anesi, David van Duin, Sana Arif, John Baddley, Jason Goldman, Marcus Peirera

    Active Project List:  Impact of MDR Pseudomonas in Lung recipients with cystic fibrosis, Prior Infection or Colonization with Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae is Not an Absolute Contraindication to Solid Organ Transplantation,Outcomes Associated with Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infection after Solid Organ Transplantation in a Multicenter Study, A Multicenter Retrospective Review of Outcomes after Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Infections with Daptomycin MIC>4 and 2-4 Compared to Daptomycin Susceptible VRE Infections in Adult Abdominal Solid Organ Transplant Recipients, Cardiac Device Infections due to MDR GNR, Cardiac Device Infections due to MRSA

    Presentations/Publications:  Impact of pre-transplant carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales colonization and/or infection on solid organ transplant outcomes.


    HIV Workgroup
    Chair: Christine Durand, Co-Chair: Meena Rana

    Members: Brandy Haydel, Carolyn Alonso, Catherine Butkus Small, Christine Durand, Claudia Chinchilla-Reyes, Christin Colette Marks, Christin Rogers, David Simon, Deepali Kumar, Emily Blumberg, Jill Krisl, Jonathan Hand, Kathleen Mullane, Christine Koval, Maheen Abidi, Maricar Malinis, Mark Robien, Meena Rana, Marlena Habal, Margaret Hannan, Michelle Morris, Anita Modi, Nicolas Mueller, Paolo Grossi, Pearlie Chong, Ricardo La Hoz, Sapna Mehta, Shirish Huprikar, Susan Lerner, Bill Werbel, Yiannis Koullias

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    Pediatric Workgroup
    Chair: Tanvi Sharma
    Co-chair: William Muller
    Past Chair: Monica Ardura

    Members: Monica Ardura, Tanvi Sharma, Mary Ellen Acree, Fatima Al Dhaheri, Thomas Boyce, Catherine Burton, Brandon Catani, Sharon Chen, Heather Daniels, Lara Danziger-Isakov, James Day, Beth Doby Knackstedt, Daniel, Dulek, Thomas Fox, Lakshmi Ganapathi, Hayley Gans, Jennifer Gilarde, Blanca Gonzalez, Michael Green, Nalaka Gunawansa, Benjamin Hanisch, Diego Hijano, Vineeta Kumar, Kevin Lu, Bebra Lugo, Rebecca Madan, Teresa Madigan, Gabriela Maron, Sonia Mehra, William Muller, Sruti Nadimpalli, Corina Nailescu, List Olarte Carhauz, Grant Paulsen, Henry Randall, Jennifer Schuster, Kathleen Sprott, Victoria statler, Julia Steinke, Paul Sue, Salwa Suliman, Pallavi Yadav, Nava Yeganeh

    Active Project List: PIDS/AST Interactive Educational Modules, Multi-center retrospective study:  Screening and evaluation of CMV in infants undergoing SOT, HCV+ donors survey:  survey to pediatric centers assessing consideration of HCV+ donors for pediatric patients, Live viral vaccines in SOT: multi-center effort shared with the Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) research group to assess live viral vaccination practices, and safety/immune response data in SOT recipients, Pediatric transplant ID Clinical Case Consortium: Collaboration with the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)

    Presentations/Publications:  PCP and Toxoplasmosis gondii: a contemporary analysis of infections, prophylaxis strategies, and outcomes among US pediatric solid organ transplant