Monica M. Farley, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Monica Farley is a professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and a staff physician at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Her career at Emory University is notable for her extensive service to the University, the School of Medicine, and the Division of Infectious Diseases while attaining international recognition as a researcher in both basic laboratory science and epidemiology.
Dr. Farley is the recipient of many awards for her service and achievements. She is a past president of the American Federation for Medical Research, a past president of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, and a past member of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products. She serves as the principal investigator for the Georgia Emerging Infections Program (EIP), a CDC-funded surveillance network of epidemiologic and clinical research groups focused on invasive bacterial pathogens, influenza, and foodborne diseases. The research program, in place in Atlanta since 1988 and currently covering the entire Metropolitan Atlanta area, has been highly productive, providing population-based assessment of the epidemiology and risk factors for a number of important bacterial infections, including pneumococcal disease, Clostridium difficile infections, and community-associated MRSA disease. Other EIP projects include post-licensure vaccine effectiveness studies for influenza, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. She has also studied molecular mechanisms of H. influenzae pathogenesis in her laboratory. She is on the Advisory Board for the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center.
Saturday, November 10
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM