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G.E.R.M: Grants for Emerging Researcher/Clinician Mentorship Program Committee 

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The Committee helps to guide the strategic development and support for the G.E.R.M. Program and identify awardees.

Committee Members

Emily Blumberg, MD, FIDSA Chair (2019)

Penn Medicine 

Beverly Forsyth, MD  Vice Chair (2020)
Mt Sinai School of Medicine

Wendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA (2021)
Emory University 

Sara Bares, MD (2021)
University of Nebraska Medical Center 

Karen Bloch, MD, MPH, FIDSA (2021)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

David Beckham, MD, FIDSA (2020)
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Kristina Bryant, MD (2019)
University of Louisville School of Medicine 

Jennifer Chang, MD (2021)
Kaiser Permanente at LA 

Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH (2021)
The Johns Hopkins Hospital 

Ellen Eaton, MD (2021)
University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Kristine Erlandson, MD (2020)
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Rana El Feghaly, MD (2020)
Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Michelle Floris-Moore (2021)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

Dave Fredricks, MD, FIDSA (2020)
University of Washington School of Medicine 

Carlos Isada, MD (2019)
The Cleveland Clinic

Nicole Leedy, MD (2019)
University of Kentucky 

Jasmine Marcelin, MD (2021)
University of Nebraska Medical Center  

Kathleen McManus, MD (2021)
University of Virginia 

Leandro Mena, MD, MPH (2021)
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Rebecca Reece, MD (2021)
Brown Medicine

David Sears, MD (2019)
University of California San Francisco

Anandi Sheth, MD, MSc (2020)
Emory University

James M. Sosman, MD (2021)
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 

Sharon Weissman, MD (2020)
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Staff Contact

Andrea Weddle
Executive Director

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