Through a generous gift from Mrs. Clare B. Allen, the distinguished Dr. James C. Allen Lectureship in Virology was established in 2018 to promote understanding of viral infectious diseases and advances in research related to their cure. Dr. Allen is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine residency, and was chief resident. He is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, and served on the faculty. He was a leader in immunology and infectious diseases and held numerous leadership positions. Dr. Allen’s last academic appointment was Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he currently serves as Emeritus Professor. He retired from full-time professional activity at the end of 1995. Read More about Dr. James C. Allen
In addition to the lectureship, the Division of Infectious Diseases will celebrate Dr. Allen’s tenure at Johns Hopkins and his career commitment to infectious diseases including meningitis through the dedication of the clinical, academic, and research space in the 3rd floor of the Carnegie building and the establishment of the Dr. James C. Allen conference room, which will convene future generations of scholars and clinicians in their pursuit of improved care for patients around the world with infectious diseases. Currently under construction, the conference room is slated for completion in the Spring 2023.