August 4, 2006

Infectious disease society honors D’Aquila

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Richard D'Aquila, M.D.

Infectious disease society honors D’Aquila

Richard D'Aquila, M.D., director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).

This year the ISDA, the nation's leading professional society in infectious disease, is honoring 49 distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and abroad who were elected to be fellows.

Fellowship in the ISDA honors individuals who have achieved professional excellence and have provided significant service to their profession.

“Fellows are recognized by their peers as leaders in the field, either nationally or locally in their communities and in their hospitals,” said Martin Blaser, M.D., the ISDA's current president and a former VUMC department chair.

“It is an honored rank that the society reserves for its highest achievers.”

Applicants for ISDA fellowship must be nominated by their peers, reviewed and elected by the ISDA board of directors, and must meet specific criteria, including continuing identification with the field of infectious disease, national or local recognition and publication of their work.

D'Aquila is the Addison B. Scoville Professor of Medicine, professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and director of the Vanderbilt Center for AIDS Research.