The Foundation to End Infectious Diseases

Could a new discovery within infectious diseases lead to the cure to Alzheimer’s? The IDSA Foundation is proud to announce the availability of two grant awards in the amount of $50,000 for researchers interested investigating the potential link between an infectious agent and Alzheimer’s Disease. Interested in participating in this groundbreaking research opportunity?

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What to Know About: Influenza (Flu)

What to Know About: Influenza (Flu)

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. More than 80,000 Americans died of the flu in the winter of 2017 - 2018. Learn more about how you can help stop the spread of this deadly disease.

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#IDYourMentor

#IDYourMentor

The profession of infectious diseases continues to remain deeply rooted in the belief that mentorship is a powerful entrée into the field. In fact, most ID professionals cite mentors as the spark that ignited their decision to become part of the ever-changing and dynamic landscape of infectious diseases. Through the first ever #IDYourMENTOR campaign, the IDSA Foundation intends to shine a light on the power of mentorship and the incredible leaders in the field who have helped cultivate the ID luminaries of today – and tomorrow.

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Your Health

All of us are vulnerable to infectious diseases, from drug-resistant superbugs to the next influenza pandemic. Since its inception, the IDSA Foundation has taken major steps to reduce the devastating impact infectious diseases have had on humanity by empowering the next generation of leaders, investing in research, and advocating for patient care.

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Find out how the IDSA Foundation is making an impact toward a world free from the burdens of infectious diseases.

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National Penicillin Allergy Day

National Penicillin Allergy Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness around the impact of carrying a penicillin allergy label and how it affects a patient’s healthcare treatment.

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