Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Lundquist Institute for Innovative Biomedical Research at Harbor/UCLA
Dr. Edwards is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and currently is a Senior Investigator at the Lundquist Institute of Biotechnical Research at Harbor/UCLA. He served as Chief of Infectious Diseases at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center for 33 years. He is a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He has been elected to membership in the American Association of Physicians. He is a primary co-founder of the Woods Hole, MBL Course on the Molecular Biology of the Pathogenic Fungi and is also a co-founder of the International ASM Conference on Candida and Candidiasis. He has spent over 30 years conducting research funded from the National Institutes of health on infections that occur in patients whose immune system has been affected by modern medical advances.
Dr. Edwards has been a counselor of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and has served as the Chair of the Infectious Disease Society Public Policy Committee. He also served a term as a member of the IDSA Antimicrobial Availability Task Force. He served as Chairman of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the Clinical Center at the NIH, and is the former acting chairman of the Anti-Infective Advisory Committee of the FDA. He has also served as counselor for the International Immunocompromised Host Society and the IDSA. He has been a coauthor on recent publications relating to the need for anti-infective agents to combat resistance in emerging microorganisms. The majority of Dr. Edwards research efforts, dating to 1972, have been focused on issues related to serious Candida infections.
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Friday, October 23, 2020
2:45pm – 4:00pm EDT