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NUS' Paul Tambyah to lead US-based International Society of Infectious Diseases in 2022

Jun 21, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE - National University of Singapore professor and infectious disease expert Paul Tambyah will be leading the Massachusetts-based International Society of Infectious Diseases in 2022 as its president, the university said on Wednesday.

It supports health professionals, non-governmental organisations, and governments globally in their work to prevent, investigate, and manage infectious disease outbreaks and endemic infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and dengue.

"Commenting on Prof Tambyah's appointment, Prof Marc Mendelson, a former ISID president, said:"Paul is well known to all in the field of infectious diseases, and brings a wealth of experience from his time with multiple international societies and august bodies, as well as formidable experience across the spectrum of infection, including outbreaks, tropical medicine, and clinical applied research.

He also serves as a senior consultant in infectious diseases at the National University Hospital and was previously the research director in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the National University Health System.

"Prof Tambyah said of his ISID appointment:"This is a critical time for infectious diseases globally.