Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS is Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Director of Transplant Infectious Disease (ID) Services, and Head of the Clinical Mycology Laboratory at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Alexander completed graduate studies at Duke where she honed her skills as a medical mycologist prior to receiving her medical degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She returned to Duke for internal medicine residency, infectious diseases and medical microbiology fellowships and obtained a Masters in Health Science in Clinical Research. Dr Alexander has served on the Board of Directors for the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) for which she is currently President-Elect. She previously served as Associate Deputy Editor for the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal and Chair of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Subcommittee on Antifungal Tests. She currently serves as Principal Investigator for the Duke University NIH-funded T32 physician-scientist training program in Transplant ID. Her research efforts have led to standardized methods for susceptibility testing and interpretive breakpoints and epidemiologic cutoff values for fungi, FDA approval of new diagnostic tests and antifungal agents, as well as pivotal national epidemiologic investigations of fungal disease in transplant and immunocompromised host populations. She has also successfully collaborated with basic scientists to probe the molecular basis for fungal virulence and host susceptibility to invasive aspergillosis and candidemia. Dr. Alexander has lectured nationally and internationally, has authored over 185 articles, book chapters, white papers and publications for mass distribution, and is considered a thought leader in the field of transplant ID and fungal infections.
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Friday, October 23, 2020
5:30pm – 6:00pm EDT