Kami Kim, MD
The Geographic Medicine and Emerging Infections NIH T32 training grant, under Principal
Investigator Dr. Kami Kim, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), of Microbiology & Immunology,
and of Pathology, recently received a perfect score in its NIH review.
Dr. Kim's Geographic Medicine and Emerging Infections grant is a cornerstone of the Infectious
Diseases training program and vital to the Global Health Program at Einstein. Dr. Kim is co-director
(with Dr. Herbert Tanowitz) of the Training Program in Geographic Medicine and Emerging Infections,
supporting graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (MD or PhD) who are pursuing mentored basic
science and translational global infectious diseases research.
Herbert B. Tanowitz, MD
Dr. Kim runs a basic science laboratory focused upon understanding the pathogenesis of
toxoplasmosis and malaria. Recently she has developed collaborations with clinical investigators at
the Blantyre Malaria Project in Malawi to understand the clinical impact of HIV co-infection upon
cerebral malaria. She is also interested in understanding epigenetic and genetic factors that govern
the host response to parasitic infections, opportunistic pathogens and tuberculosis.