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Tasnee Chonmaitree, M.D. (2010)
Professor (School of Medicine)
Pediatrics
Secondary - Department of Pathology

Tasnee Chonmaitree is Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology; Scientist, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development; Associate member of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Member of the Institute for translational Sciences and the Center for Tropical Diseases. Dr. Chonmaitree is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases who has been UTMB faculty since 1981. She is recognized for her clinical research on virology of otitis media and has trained numerous medical students, residents, domestic and international fellows and junior faculty to do clinical research and was recognized for her mentorship of women in science. Dr. Chonmaitree established the Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at UTMB for which she directed from 1992 to 2011; and had chaired the Fellowship Awards Committee of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.  Dr. Chonmaitree has participated in nationwide education initiatives, continuing medical education courses and clinical practice guidelines and also actively participates in career development proposal reviews. She is serving as: Course Director for 3 selective/elective courses entitled “Translational research: From bench to bedside” for all levels of medical students, Associate Director of the Research Education, Training and Career Development Key Resource, Institution for Translational Sciences and Co-Director of the Translational Research Scholars Program (for junior faculty focusing on becoming independent investigators). Dr. Chonmaitree’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and she has served on numerous NIH study sections, special emphasis panels and other scientific advisory committees. Dr. Chonmaitree has published more than 150 articles and book chapters, and is listed in America’s Top Physicians, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care and Who’s Who in the World.

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