Division Highlights - Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Disease cares for children with common, complex or potentially life-threatening infectious diseases and illnesses.

Research interests include international health, immunization efficacy, vaccine preventable disease epidemiology and policy, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections and fungal infections.

2014 Highlights

  • James H. Conway, MD, traveled to Washington, DC, to advocate for a new, bipartisan House resolution ensuring that children in poor countries have access to vaccines and immunizations through U.S. support of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI).
  • Fellow James "Muse" Davis, MD, received a fellowship award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society for his project, "Understanding Fungal Morphogenesis and Dissemination Using In Vivo Imaging of a Larval Zebrafish Model."
  • Sheryl Henderson, MD, PhD, received a grant from the Wisconsin Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (funded by the Maternal Child Health Title V Block Grant and sponsored by the Waisman Center) to develop policy and tools to transition youth in the adolescent program of the UW HIV Comprehensive Care Clinic from adolescent to adult care.
  • Bruce Klein, MD, is part of a team of UW-Madison researchers who have received a five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find new sources of antibiotics to combat the rising number of deadly antibiotic-resistant infections. He also received the following grant awards:
    • A two-year, $420,750 R21 award from the National Institutes of Health–National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID) for "Molecular Pathogenesis and Blastomyces Adherence."
    • A three-year, $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program’s Collaborative Health Sciences Program to study blastomycosis infection among Hmong-ancestry populations
    • A three-year, $275,860 grant from the US Geological Survey for "Oral Vaccines and Delivery Methods for Controlling Disease in Bats" (with co-PI Jorge Osorio, DVM, MS, PhD)
  • Stephanie Lawry, a research assistant in the laboratory of Bruce Klein, MD, received a two-year, $52,000 Predoctoral Fellowship Award from the American Heart Association for her project, "Group III Hybrid Histidine Kinases: A Novel Drug Target for the Treatment of Cardiac Fungal Infections.”




Bruce S. Klein, MD

Professor and Division Chief

James H. Conway, MD

Professor (CHS)

Gregory P. DeMuri, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Sheryl L. Henderson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Ellen R. Wald, MD




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