John Perfect: Distinguished Faculty Award

Thursday, October 28, 2010

John Perfect, MD, professor of medicine and interim chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases, was honored by the Duke Medical Alumni Association with the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Award.

During the past 33 years, John R. Perfect, MD, has established himself as one of the world’s leading molecular mycologists. He is an international expert on the potentially deadly pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans, which can damage the central nervous system. It is largely associated with immune suppression in HIV-infected people, but can affect the non-infected as well. It is responsible for more than 700,000 deaths worldwide each year.

Read more here, and a feature in the Fall 2010 issue of DukeMed Alumni News.