Thomas R. Beam Jr., MD Memorial Lecture

Thomas R. Beam, Jr. was a UB professor known internationally for his research on drug-resistant bacteria and viruses.

Thomas R. Beam Jr., MD.

Thomas R. Beam Jr., MD

This fund, established by various colleagues and friends, supports outside speakers to deliver the Dr. Thomas R. Beam, Jr. Memorial Lecture for the Division of Infectious Disease at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The lecture takes place during the Infectious Disease Conference Series, which uses case discussions and didactic lectures to focus on the practical aspects of clinical infectious disease diagnoses and management. Along with faculty and fellows, medical residents, medical students and a wide variety of specialists attend this series. 

Past Thomas R. Beam Jr., MD Memorial Lectures

Jack Bennett, MD
Head, Clinical Mycology Section, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH                                         
Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program, NIAID, NIH
"Candida, the yeast that makes the sick get sicker"
May 17, 2011

Jeffrey Cohen, MD
Chief, Laboratory of Infectious Disease
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
“Lessons Learned from Viruses"
May 15, 2012

Gonzalo Bearman, MD
Chief of Infectious Disease, VCU Medical College of Virginia
“Infection Prevention and Safety-State of the Art:  What Happens Next?”
October 21, 2014

Robert A. Weinstein, MD
The C. Anderson Hedberg, MD Professor of Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
“The War Against Antibiotic Resistance Hiking the Causal Pathway”
April 26, 2016

Thomas Walsh, MD
Chief, Infectious Diseases Translational Research Laboratory
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunity
Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University
“Antibacterial and Antifungal Resistance: Meeting the Challenges of Parallel Threats to Immunocompromised Patients”
March 27, 2017

Sanjay Ram, MD
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
“Novel immunotherapeutics against multidrug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae”
October 2, 2018

Yohei Doi, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Departments of Microbiology and Infectious Disease Fujita Health University School of Medicine Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Disease University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and
“Drug-Resistant Gram-Negative bacteria: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment”
May 11, 2021

Teena Chopra, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Disease, Corporate Medical Director of the Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University
“Impact of COVID-19 on Hospital Acquired Infections”
January 18, 2022

Vance Fowler, MD
Florence McAlister Distinguished Professor Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
“Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: Epidemiology and Treatment”
May 31, 2022