Pathways to leadership: Reflections of recent Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) leaders during conception and launch of the inclusion, diversity, access, and equity movement within the IDSA

Cynthia L. Sears, William G. Powderly, Paul G. Auwaerter, Barbara D. Alexander, Thomas M. File

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Opportunities for leadership in the specialty of infectious diseases (ID) have markedly increased over the last decade, including in newly recognized areas. Commensurate with the expansion of opportunities in ID, pathways to leadership positions within the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) are expanding as the Society seeks to advance the field for IDSA members. Acknowledging both the importance of diverse leaders to organizational success and shortfalls in diverse representation within IDSA leadership led to concentrated efforts to enhance transparency and opportunities for members to participate broadly in the work of IDSA. Herein, IDSA leaders reflect on their paths to IDSA leadership, hoping to help guide members seeking to partner with the Society. Features identified as important to individual success include mentorship, networking, participation in ID and IDSA volunteer experiences, passion for ID, and working with IDSA staff to advance the programs and initiatives of IDSA on behalf of members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S554-S559
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume222
Issue numberSupplement_6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2020

Keywords

  • Access
  • Career development
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • IDSA
  • Inclusion
  • Infectious diseases
  • Leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Pathways to leadership: Reflections of recent Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) leaders during conception and launch of the inclusion, diversity, access, and equity movement within the IDSA'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this