Dr. David Fidock, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is one of just eight scientists nationally to receive a 2003 Investigator in Pathogenesis Disease Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The grant, which includes $400,000 in funding over the next five years, supports and encourages aggressive, multidisciplinary approaches to investigating pathogenesis (disease development). The recipients of the award are scientists who are working on understanding the interaction between the human host and infectious agents that may be bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic in nature.
Elisheva Douglas hopes her research on lupus will help scientists better understand the chronic inflammatory disease that affects thousands of Americans each year. She and nine other Yeshiva University (YU) undergraduates spent nine weeks this summer investigating causes and treatments of ailments including cancer, sickle cell anemia, and Alzheimer’s disease under the tutelage of top biomedical scientists at the University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine.