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Prevention Strategies for Immune Compromised Individuals


Published Date: 12/05/2022

Expiration Date: 11/15/2025

CE Credit: CME:1


Angelica Cifuentes Kottkamp, MD

Angélica Cifuentes Kottkamp, MD is a South American doctor who graduated in 2011 from San Martín University, in Bogotá D.C., Colombia. She came to the United States in 2012 to work as a Research Assistant at the Glomerular Center of Columbia University where she oversaw multiple clinical trials on glomerular diseases and kidney transplant. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine in Bronx Care Health System, an affiliated hospital of Icahn School of Medicine, and in 2016 she joined NY U Grossman School of Medicine where she completed her Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Immunology. She joined the Division as Faculty in 2018 and became a key member of the Infectious Diseases team in Bellevue Hospital where she keeps a continuity clinic at the Virology Clinic taking care of patients living with HIV, mostly Hispanics / Latinx. Dr. Kottkamp has led basic science research projects on viruses such as Zika and Chikungunya and has been a major educator in the training of future infectious disease specialists both at NYU and internationally in countries like Zambia & Ghana, achieving important recognition as winning the Teacher of The Year award in 2021. In 2019 she joined the NYU Langone Vaccine Center and has since led multiple vaccine studies of COVID-19, Shingles, Influenza, Monkeypox, monoclonal antibodies, immune responses, among others. During the pandemic, she has been invited to multiple public events on vaccine education for the Latinx community next to important figures such Dr. Fauci and Dr. David Chokshi (NYC Health Commissioner). Dr. Kottkamp is a member of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, she the Associate Director for Research and Diversity of the NYU Langone Vaccine Center and is the Associate Program Director of the Infectious Disease and Immunology Fellowship Training Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand different prevention strategies for adults with diverse immunodeficiencies at risk of infectious diseases.
  • Be aware of the differences between vaccine types available and the limitations of vaccine use and efficacy in immunocompromised patients.
  • Know the immunology behind vaccines in the setting of immunocompromised hosts.
  • Appreciate the pipeline, current challenges and future directions in vaccinology.

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