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Position In Practice, UVA Health System, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Virginia Medical School
Physician and Researcher
American Society for Clinical Investigation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Member of the Advisory Council
Marafiki Foundation Inc
Marafiki Foundation 2007 Directors & Staff
Eric R. Houpt, MD
Dr. Houpt serves as President and Chair of the Board of Directors. He is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at the University of Virginia. His professional interest is in tropical infections, particularly intestinal protozoa. He previously trained at Emory and the University of Chicago, and has worked as a ward physician in a mission hospital in Papua New Guinea and at the Kilimanjaro Medical Centre in Tanzania. Since 2002 he has performed a number of clinical projects on diagnostics for tropical infections including amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis, and giardia infection among Tanzanian AIDS patients. Newer projects in Tanzania include studies on the burden of cryptococcal meningitis and tuberculosis. Dr. Houpt holds NIH grants in amebiasis and diagnostics for protozoal pathogens and was the 2002 Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator in Vaccine Development. He attends on the UVA Infectious Diseases consultation service and the Travelerâ€™s Clinic and started the 4th year medical school elective on Global Health.
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Eric R. Houpt, MD, FASTMH
University of Virginia
Prof. Eric R Houpt, M.D.THOUGHT LEADERS SERIES...insight from the world's leading experts
An interview with Professor Eric R Houpt conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) About Professor Eric R Houpt, M.D. Eric R Houpt Eric Houpt is the Jack Gwaltney Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Virginia and is Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine. He and his group leads studies on the burden of infectious diseases, drug resistance, and emerging infections all over the world. He previously trained at Emory and the University of Chicago, and has worked as a physician and researcher in Papua New Guinea and at the Kilimanjaro Medical Centre in Tanzania. He was awarded the Bailey Ashford Medal by the American Society of Tropical Medicine, the Oswald Award by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is a member of the CDC Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis and has been the tuberculosis consultant for the Virginia Department of Health since 2009.
Icenhour and University of Virginia professor Dr. Eric Houpt started the company in 2005 with a goal of creating diagnostic products that would help physicians.
"[Houpt] was frustrated with the lack of good diagnostics for parasitic diseases," Icenhour said. For Icenhour, who was a senior post doctorate at Duke University, the decision to join Houpt in starting the company came down to a leap of faith. View More: Bank Account, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Businesses, Business_Finance, Charlottesville, Company Co-Founder And President, Crystal Icenhour, Diagnostic Products, Duke University, Duke University, Eric Houpt, Executive Director, Food And Drug Administration, Mark A. Herzog, Marketable Product, Phthisis Diagnostics, Physician, Professor, Research Technician, Roche Diagnostics, University Of Virginia, Usd, Virginia, Virginia Biotechnology Association
"It's not a hopelessly long list of infections that we can't do anything about," Eric Houpt, professor of infectious diseases and international health at the University of Virginia and co-author of the study, told the Guardian.
Most of cases of childhood diarrhea, Houpt said, are in Africa and south Asia.