IDSA, SHEA and PIDS Announce 2020-2021 LEAP Fellowship Awardees

IDSA, SHEA and PIDS are pleased to announce the 2021 awardees of the Leadership in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Public health (LEAP) Fellowship.  Currently in its second iteration, the LEAP Fellowship is a $100,000 training award competitively granted to four promising young infectious diseases physicians.  Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this fellowship aims to foster the next generation of Infectious diseases leaders in public health, hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship, giving them the hands-on experience they’ll need to lead and collaborate across these disciplines of healthcare.


Angela “Holly” Villamagna, MD, Oregon Health and Science University

Leap Fellowship Project: Beyond coronavirus: establishing best practice guidance and assessing acceptability of international travel screening in Oregon acute care hospitals. 

Partner Health Department:   Oregon Health Authority

Sophie Katz, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Leap Fellowship Project:  Creating a Sustainable and Scalable Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention in a High-Prescribing State: Development of Provider Feedback Reports and Academic Detailing Strategies through User Centered Design.

Partner Health Department:  Tennessee Department of Health

Do Young Kim, MD, Rush University Medical Center

LEAP Fellowship Project:   Building Hospital Organizational Capacity and Knowledge to Control Candida auris (BLOCK-CA).

Partner Health Department:  Chicago Department of Public Health 

Daniel Dodson, MD, University of Colorado

LEAP Fellowship Project:  Improving assessment and implementation of antibiotic stewardship: a partnership between state public health, academic medicine, and community hospitals.

Partner Health Department:  Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

The LEAP Fellowship will commence July 1, 2020 and last one year.  The Fellowship is for early career infectious diseases physicians - those in their second or third year of fellowship or up to two years post fellowship.  For those interested in future years of the LEAP Fellowship, please visit keyword “LEAP Fellowship” for the most up-to-date information.