Infectious Diseases Fellowship Scholarly Activity

UMMC Infectious Diseases Fellowship Scholarly Activity

To set up a visiting rotation with the UMMC Infectious Diseases Program, email Kathy Cyryca.

Research is an important component of our Infectious Diseases fellowship training program. There are immense research opportunities at the University of Maryland. The University provides a fertile environment for research in the field of infectious diseases with the home of various institutes and centers (e.g., the Institute of Human Virology, the Institute of Global Health, the Center for Vaccine Development, the Institute of Genome Sciences, etc.)

All fellows are expected to participate in a research project as a component of their education.  Each fellow may choose a project that may be clinical, translational, or laboratory based. The choice is typically based on the fellow's individual career interests. Fellows meet with the program director or assistant program director in their first year to determine where their interests in the field of ID lie and are then referred to appropriate potential mentors as needed.

*Fellows are noted in bold*

  • Doll M, Preas MA, Johnson JK, Mitchell C, Roup B, Wilson L, Carothers C, Nkonge G, Leekha S. A pseudo-outbreak of aspergillosis at a tertiary care hospital: thinking beyond the infection control risk assessment. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017;38(1):115-118.
  • Harris AD, Jackson SS, Robinson G, Pineles L, Leekha S, Thom KA, Wang Y, Doll M, Pettigrew MM, Johnson JK. Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization in the intensive care unit: prevalence, risk factors, and clinical outcomes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 May;37(5):544-8.
  • Heil EL, Bork JT, Schmalzle SA, Kleinberg M, Kewalramani A, Gilliam BL, Buchwald UK. Implementation of an Infectious Disease Fellow-Managed Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing Service. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016;23;3(3):ofw155.
  • Harris AD, Jackson SS, Robinson G, Pineles L, Leekha S, Thom KA, Wang Y, Doll M, Pettigrew MM, Johnson JK. Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization in the intensive care unit: prevalence, risk factors, and clinical outcomes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016;37(5):544-8.
  • Delva GJ, Francois I, Claassen CW, Dorestan D, Bastien B, Medina-Moreno S, Fort DS, Redfield RR, Buchwald UK. Active Tuberculosis Case Finding in Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Experiences, Results, and Implications for Tuberculosis Control Programs. Tuberc Res Treat. 2016;2016:8020745.
  • Croft L, Ladd J, Doll M, Morgan DJ. Inappropriate antibiotic use and gastric acid suppression preceding Clostridium difficile infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016;37(4):494-5.
  • Riedel DJ, Cox ER, Stafford KA, Gilliam BL. Clinical presentation and outcomes of prostate cancer in an urban cohort of predominantly African-American, HIV-infected patients. Urology 2015;85(2):415-22.
  • Fisher LH, Stafford KA, Fantry LE, Gilliam BL, Riedel DJ. Cancer Knowledge and Opportunities for Education Among HIV-Infected Patients in an Urban Academic Medical Center. J Cancer Educ. 2015;30(2):319-26.
  • Gilliams EA, Jumare J, Claassen CW, Thesing PC, Nyirenda OM, Dzinjalamala FK, Taylor T, Plowe CV, Tracy LA, Laufer MK.  Chloroquine-azithromycin combination antimalarial treatment decreases risk of respiratory- and gastrointestinal-tract infections in Malawian children. J Infect Dis. 2014; 210:585-92. 
  • Osinusi-Adekanmbi O, Stafford K, Ukpaka A, Salami D, Ajayi S, Ndembi N, Abimiku A, Nwizu C, Gilliam B, Redfield R, Amoroso A. Long-term outcome of second-line antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014;13:366-71.
  • Arnold R, Rock C, Croft L, Gilliam BL, Morgan DJ. Factors associated with treatment failure in vertebral osteomyelitis requiring spinal instrumentation. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Feb;58(2):880-4.
  • Majid A, McAninch J, Morgan DJ, El Kamary SS, Zhan M, Kapelusznik L, Talwani R.  Predictors of early treatment discontinuation in a cohort of patients treated with boceprevir-based therapy for hepatitis C infection. J Viral Hepat. 2013;21(8):585-9.
  • Bork JT, Leekha S, Heil EL, Zhao L, Badamas R, Johnson JK. Rapid testing using the Verigene Gram-negative blood culture nucleic acid test in combination with antimicrobial stewardship intervention against Gram-negative bacteremia. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015;59(3):1588-95.
  • Maldarelli GA, De Masi L, von Rosenvinge EC, Carter M, Donnenberg MS.  Identification, immunogenicity, and cross-reactivity of type IV pilin and pilin-like proteins from Clostridium difficile. Pathog Dis. 2014;71:302-14.
  • Saharia KK, Koup RA. T cell susceptibility to HIV influences outcome of opportunistic infections. Cell. 2013;155(3):505-14.
  • Feng C, Zhang L, Nguyen C, Vogel SN, Goldblum SE, Blackwelder WC, Cross AS.  Neuraminidase reprograms lung tissue and potentiates lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury in mice. J Immunol. 2013;191(9):4828-37.
  • Cross AS, Hyun SW, Miranda-Ribera A, Feng C, Liu A, Nguyen C, Zhang L, Luzina IG, Atamas SP, Twaddell WS, Guang W, Lillehoj EP, Puché AC, Huang W, Wang LX, Passaniti A, Goldblum SE. NEU1 and NEU3 sialidase activity expressed in human lung microvascular endothelia: NEU1 restrains endothelial cell migration, whereas NEU3 does not.  J Biol Chem. 2012;287(19):15966-80.
  • Lillehoj EP, Hyun SW, Feng C, Zhang L, Liu A, Guang W, Nguyen C, Luzina IG, Atamas SP, Passaniti A, Twaddell WS, Puché AC, Wang LX, Cross AS, Goldblum SE.  NEU1 sialidase expressed in human airway epithelia regulates epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and MUC1 protein signaling.  J Biol Chem. 2012;287(11):8214-31.
  • Nguyen C, Feng C, Zhan M, Cross AS, Goldblum SE.  Bacillus anthracis-derived edema toxin (ET) counter-regulates movement of neutrophils and macromolecules through the endothelial paracellular pathway. BMC Microbiol. 2012;12:2.
  • Shah J, Poonawala H, Keay SK, Serulle Y, Steven A, Gandhi D, Cole JW. Varicella-Zoster Virus Vasculopathy: A Case Report Demonstrating Vasculitis using Black-Blood MRI. J Neurol Neurophysiol. 2015;6(6).
  • Bork JT, Macharia T, Choi J, Gilliam BL, Buchwald UK. Syphilitic Hepatitis treated with Doxycycline in an HIV-infected Patient and Review of the Literature. Sex Transm Dis 2014;41(8):507-510.
  • Cox ER, Nayak SU, Kuruppu JC.  Klebsiella oxytoca bacteremia-causal relationship to symptomatic colitis? Int J Infect Dis. 2013 Jun;17(6):e472-3.
  • Sachdev SH, Joshi V, Cox ER, Amoroso A, Palekar S. Severe life-threatening Ehrlichia chaffeensis infections transmitted through solid organ transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis. 2014;16(1):119-24.
  • Taremi M, Amoroso A, Nace HL, Gilliam BL.  Influenza B-induced refractory cardiogenic shock: a case report. BMC Infect Dis. 2013;13:452.
  • Osinusi A, Kleiner D, Wood B, Polis M, Masur H, Kottilil S.  Rapid development of advanced liver fibrosis after acquisition of hepatitis C infection during primary HIV infection. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2009;23(6):403-6.
  • Cox ER, Amoroso A, Gilliam BL. Pannus attack: septic thrombophlebitis. Am J Med. 2012;125(12):1175-7.
  • Doll M, Kleinberg M, Kokh D, Riedel DJ. Loss of Virologic Control and Severe Pneumocystis pneumonia in an HIV-Infected Patient Receiving Chemotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2016;32(1):4-5.
  • Fisher LH, Choi J, Bricker RS, Shere-Wolfe KD, Saharia K. Daptomycin-induced eosinophilic pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;61(6):978-9, 1026-7.
  • Bork JT, Wilding E, Claassen CW, Johnson JK, Kleinberg M. Fungal sinusitis in a 75-year-old neutropenic cancer patient. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;60(2):274; answer 321-2.
  • Schmalzle SA, Wolde-Rufael D, Gilliam BL. Diarrhea, anasarca, and severe hypoalbuminemia in an AIDS patient. Diagnosis: AIDS-related visceral Kaposi sarcoma (KS) with protein-losing enteropathy (PLE). Clin Infect Dis. 2015;60(8):1241, 1281-3.
  • Rock C, Thom K. Ecthyma gangrenosum caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Apr;112(4):240.
  • Schmalzle S, Buchwald UK, Gilliam BL, Riedel DJ. Cryptococcus neoformans infection in malignancy. Mycoses 2016;59(9):542-52.
  • D'Angelo RG, Johnson JK, Bork JT, Heil EL. Treatment options for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and AmpC-producing bacteria. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2016;17(7):953-67.
  • Majumdar A, Gilliam BL. Grazoprevir. Drugs Fut 2016 41(2): 85-109
  • Heil EL, Hynicka LM, Kottilil S, Tang L. What does the pharmacological future of treating chronic hepatitis C look like? Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2015;8(5):605-22.
  • Doll M, Morgan DJ, Anderson D, Bearman G. Touchless Technologies for Decontamination in the Hospital: a Review of Hydrogen Peroxide and UV Devices. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2015;17(9):498.
  • Donnenberg MS, Narayanan S. How to diagnose a foodborne illness.  Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2013 Sep;27(3):535-54.
  • Majid A, Redfield RR, Gilliam BL. The use of preexposure treatments for HIV prophylaxis. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2012;4:17-28.

In: Wright WF, ed. "Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases", Demos Medical Publishing, New York, NY, 2013.

  • Husson J, Wright WF.  Endocarditis. p. 51-58.
  • Cox E, Thom KA. Infections Involving Intravascular Catheters. p. 70-76.
  • Luizaga G, Kapelusznik L, Wright WF. Empyema. p. 89-95.
  • Majid A, Buchwald UK, Patel D. Lung Abscess.  p. 96-101.
  • Keckich D, Buchwald UK.  Tuberculosis. p. 102-111.
  • Arnold RS, Wright WF.  Clostridium difficile colitis.  p. 144-149.
  • Bailey J, Kuruppu JC, Wright WF.  Pyelonephritis and Renal Abscess.  p. 191-198.
  • Rock C, Thom KA, Wright WF. Catheter-Related Urinary Tract Infections.  p. 199-204.
  • Cox E, Sowah LA.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases. p. 267-275.
  • Narayanan S, Delva G, Redfield RR, Gilliam BL.  HIV and AIDS. p. 276-297.
  • Husson J, Sowah L.  Obstetrics and Gynecology-Related Infections.  p. 299-309.
  • Bailey J, Amoroso A, Wright WF.  Infectious Keratitis. p. 311-317.
  • Majid A, Amoroso A, Wright WF.  Endophthalmitis. p. 318-324.
  • Vaz J, Patel DM, Wright WF.  Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Sepsis. p. 325-334.
  • Tablang M, Riedel DJ.  Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Infections. p. 335-340.
  • Tablang M, Davis CE. Solid Organ Transplant Infections. p. 341-348.
  • Rock C, Leekha S.  Basic Approach to Infection Control and Epidemiology. p. 349-355.

In: Hardy D, ed. "AAHIVM Fundamentals of HIV Medicine, 2012 Edition", American Academy of HIV Medicine, Washington DC, 2012.

Majid A, Gilliam BL.  Future Antiretrovirals and Immune-based Strategies (Therapeutic and Preventive Vaccines).  p. 427-446.