Education and Training
MD - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Pediatrics - McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
PhD in Immunology - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas, TX
Titles and Academic Titles
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases
Departments and Services
Case, A.*, Desmond, A.*, Lopes, D., Dye, K., Mapes, K., Ruback, S., Pop, I., Kim, J.K., Chakravarty, P., Smallshaw, J.E., Pop, L.M., & Vitetta, E.S. *A. Case and A. Desmond are co-first authors. The immunogenicity of peptoid-protein conjugates. Journal of Vaccines & Vaccination. 2016, Aug; 7(4): 329. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 27595050.
Case, A., Desmond, A., Yi, K.J., Chakravarty, P., Smallshaw, J., Collins, A., Dye, K., Mapes, K., Ruback, S., Yang, J., Tran, H., Connolly, M., Zuckermann, R., Chirayil, S., Luebke, K., Astle, J., Reddy, M., Kodadek, T., & Vitetta, E. A novel platform to generate peptoid-based mimetic vaccines (P4504). Journal of Immunology. 2013, May; 190(1 Supplement): 178.6.
Desmond, A., Case, A., Yi, K., Smallshaw, J., Collins, A., Dye, K., Mapes, K., Saherwala, A., Chen, J., Tran, H., Connolly, M., Zuckermann, R., Chirayil, S., Luebke, K., Astle, J., Reddy, M., Kodadek, T., & Vitetta, E. The development of a novel anti-peptoid antibody for a peptoid-based vaccine platform (P4506). Journal of Immunology. 2013, May; 190(1 Supplement): 178.7.
La, P., Desmond, A., Hou, Z., Silva, A.C., Schnepp, R.W., & Hua, X. Tumor suppressor menin: the essential role of nuclear localization signal domains in coordinating gene expression. Oncogene. 2006, Jun; 25(25): 3537-3546. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 16449969.
La, P., Schnepp, R.W., Petersen, C.D., Silva, A.C., & Hua, X. *A. Desmond acknowledged. Tumor suppressor menin regulates expression of insulin-like growth factor binding protein 2. Endocrinology. 2004, Jul; 145(7): 3443-3450. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 15044367.
Posters and Presentations
Desmond, A.*, Forkpa, H.*, Schwartz, D., Zabinsky, J., Edwards, A., & Johnson, S. *A. Desmond and H. Forkpa are co-first authors. (2017). Optimizing asthma care in Uptown resident clinic. Poster presented at: Lurie Children’s Hospital Pediatric residency QI projects poster session; Chicago, IL.
Awards and Honors
2013, Trainee Abstract Award, American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
2010, Poster Presenter Travel Award, 7th Peptoid Summit, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2009-2011, Appointee to NIH T32 Training Grant, Department of Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2007, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Honors in Embryology
2005, University of Pennsylvania: magna cum laude
2004-2005, Dean’s list
2004, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia: Inter-college Arts Competition First Prize in Dance and Spirit Award to St. Paul’s College
2002, first prize in the Samuel P. and Ida S. Mandell Undergraduate Essay Contest, using anthropology to propose a new Afghan government after 9/11
2001-2005, Benjamin Franklin Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2017-present, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2017-present, Infectious Diseases Society of America
2015-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2015-present, American Medical Association
Patient Experience Ratings
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