Connecticut Infectious Disease Society (CIDS)
The Connecticut Infectious Disease Society (CIDS) is a local state organization that represents physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals in the discipline of infectious disease. The CIDS mission is to enhance the care of the CT community, promote knowledge and clinical expertise, advocate for scientific sound human public policy, and advance collaboration with other services and professional colleagues.
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CIDS Board of Directors
President: Lydia Aoun Barakat, MD Infectious Disease, Yale University School of Medicine
Vice President: Jack Ross, MD Chief, Infectious Disease/Allergy, Hartford Hospital
Secretary/Newsletter Editor: Margaret Fikrig, MD Infectious Disease, Yale University School of Medicine
Treasurer: Michael Simms, MD Chief, Section of Infectious Disease, Waterbury Hospital
Immediate Past President: Steve Aronin, MD Senior Director, Clinical Development, Iterum Therapeutics
David Banach, MD Infectious Diseases, University of Connecticut Health
Nicholas Bennett, MA(Cantab) Division Head, Infectious Diseases & Immunology, CT Children’s Medical Center
Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH State Epidemiologist, Connecticut DPH
Kevin Dieckhaus, MD Infectious Diseases, University of Connecticut Health
Marjorie Golden, MD Infectious Diseases, Yale New Haven Hospital
Charisse Manfimika, MD Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine
CIDS Administrator: Denise Tyrrell