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Awards, Honors, and Major Presentations 

Victor Nizet, M.D.

  • Invited Speaker, Infection and Immunity in Children-The Oxford Course, Oxford, England, June 2007 Invited Speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Staphy­lococci, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, September 2007
  • Invited Speaker, Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich, Switzerland, September 2007
  • Invited Speaker, Microbial pathogenesis & host immunity, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, New York, September 2007
  • Featured Speaker, Workshop in the experimental sciences on signal transduction in host-bacterial interactions, Institute of Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, October 2007
  • Invited Speaker, Cell and Molecular Basis of Disease Series, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM, November 2007
  • Student Invited Speaker, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Seminar Series, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, November 2007
  • Chair and Speaker, NIH/NICHD Workshop: “Strategies to improve understanding and treatment of pediatric infectious diseases: MRSA” Bethesda, MD, December 2007.
  • Invited Speaker, St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference, Memphis, TN, February 2008
  • Invited Speaker, Microbiology Department Seminar Series, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, March 2008
  • Keynote Speaker, Frontiers in Science Program, Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, March 2008.
  • E. Mead Johnson Award Lecture, Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Honolulu, HI, May 2008
  • Colloquium Session Chair and Speaker, 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA, June 2008
  • Invited Lecture, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Berlin, Germany, June 2008
  • Invited Lecture, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany, June 2008
  • Invited Speaker, 10th International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2008.
  • Invited Lecture, Instituto de Biotecnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, August, 2008
  • Plenary Speaker, Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland, August, 2008.
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds Speaker, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, CA, September, 2008
  • Paul Gaffney Memorial Lectureship, University of Pittsburgh Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh PA, October, 2008
  • Invited Lecture, Contemporary Forums: The Fetus & Newborn: State-of-the-Art Care, La Jolla, CA, October 2008
  • Invited Speaker, Departments of Microbiology and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, October 2008
  • Keynote Speaker, Pediatric Research Symposium, University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics, Ann Arbor, MI, November 2008
  • Invited Speaker, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA, November 2008
  • Invited Speaker, Hot Topics in Neonatology 2008, Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C., December 2008.

Brookie Best, Pharm.D., M.A.S

  • Moderator, Oral Symposium on Novel Approaches for Pharmacokinetic Assessment, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, 2007
  • Role Model in Underserved Medicine Award, UCSD Student-run Free Clinic Project, 2007
  • Invited lecturer, Pharmacology considerations for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, RCHSD, 2007
  • Invited lecturer, Finding the right dose of antiretrovirals for pregnant women, Antiviral Research Center, San Diego, 2007