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Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases


Headed by Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine and of pharmacology, who also directs the Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center at the College and at Westchester Medical Center, the Division of Infectious Diseases was the first to recognize and prove the existence in New York State of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE), another potentially more serious tick-borne infection that can be transmitted alone or in tandem with Lyme.

Robert Nadelman, M.D., professor of medicine, has worked closely with Dr. Wormser in numerous studies of the clinical and laboratory manifestations of tick-borne diseases, most particularly Lyme disease. He has a special interest in investigating the clinical manifestations and the role of Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent responsible for Lyme, in variability in patients with recurrent episodes of early Lyme disease.

Catherine B. Small, M.D., associate professor of medicine and medical director of the HIV program, performs clinical immunology research in the fields of sinusitis and nasal polyposis, studying the immunological mechanisms associated with these diseases and developing new therapeutic approaches. She also studies aging and HIV infection, including immunologic differences between younger and older persons with HIV and determining the most appropriate anti-retroviral regimen in the aging HIV population.


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