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Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in Microbiology and Immunology

Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine

Established in 2014 by Michael R. Bloomberg

bloombergmichaelMICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG is the founder of Bloomberg LP, Philanthropist, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, World Health Organization Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases, and three-term mayor of New York City.

He is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served as mayor of New York City from 2002-2013 after leading the company he started in 1981 for 20 years. Since leaving City Hall, he has resumed leadership of Bloomberg LP.

Bloomberg was elected mayor less than two months after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Under his leadership, the city rebounded faster and stronger than expected on issues ranging from education to health to economic development.

A lifelong philanthropist, Bloomberg founded Bloomberg Philanthropies, which focuses on five main areas: public health, education, the environment, the arts, and government innovation. He also leads a number of bi-partisan coalitions on urgent issues, including climate change, illegal guns, immigration reform, and infrastructure investment.

Bloomberg graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School.

Held by Arturo Casadevall

Casadevall.Arturo ARTURO CASADEVALL, MD, PhD, MS, is the second Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. His ground breaking work in the field of infectious diseases is widely known and evidenced by his receipt of several of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health including being appointed to the Institute of Medicine, elected to the American College of Physicians, and awarded an NIH Merit Award. Dr. Casadevall has defined much of what we know about fungal pathogenesis and has pioneered the use of radioimmunotherapeutic strategies for the control of systemic fungal and other infections. He has served as member and Chair of NIH study sections, NIAID’s Board of Scientific Counselors and many others, and is currently the Founding Editor and Editor in Chief of mBio. He has published over 617 scientific papers and 33 book chapters. Dr. Casadevall is also a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Medicine.