International Journal of Immunology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of immunology. Immunology is a diverse and growing discipline that can be defined as the study of the tissues, cells and molecules involved in host defense mechanisms. Immunologists attempt to understand how the immune system develops, how the body defends itself against disease, and what happens when it all goes wrong. Priority is given to work that provides fundamental insight into the workings of the immune system. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, innate immunity and inflammation; development; immune receptors, signaling and apoptosis; antigen presentation; gene regulation and recombination; cellular and systemic immunity; vaccines; immune tolerance; autoimmunity and tumor immunology, microbial immunopathology; and transplantation.

The great advances in immunology in recent years make this field one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing in biological sciences. This remarkable growth is stimulated by the influx of investigators from other disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, virology and various medical disciplines. These disciplines are so well interlinked with immunology that no immunological challenge can now be properly addressed without sophisticated applications of expertise of combinations of these disciplines. As a consequence, immunology has become a vast and rich field encompassing discoveries and outlooks that range from the highly clinical to the highly molecular. Although such perspectives may appear diverse, they are, in fact, extremely interdependent. The journal seeks to present a balanced overview of contemporary immunology and melds together different aspects of molecular immunology, immunobiology and clinical immunology.

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of what is self and what is not. It deals with the defense mechanisms including all physical, chemical and biological properties of the organism that help it to combat its susceptibility to foreign organisms, material, etc

Immunology has its origins in the study of how the body protects itself against infectious diseases caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and also parasitic organisms, such as helminth worms. Research / review articles deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo are of prime interest.


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Members

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Jana I Preis

Attending Physician

Education

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science (Biology & Music), George Washington University, Washington, DC 05/1994          

Graduate

Master of Public Health (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), George Washington University, Washington, DC05/1997     

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine, Iselin, NJ05/2005         

Internship

Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 07/2005-06/2006           

Residency

Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 07/2006-06/2008          

Fellowship

Clinical Infectious Disease, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 07/2008-06/2010

Hospital Epidemiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 07/2009-06/2010

Awards and Honors

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2015
  • Recipient of  Woman of  Outstanding Leadership Awards, 2015
  • Top Doctor at White Plains, International Association of Healthcare Professional, 2014
  • Peer Reviewed Physician Award, 2013
  • Patients’ Choice Award, 2013, 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Multi-VISN Quality Improvement in Routine HIV Testing, Department of Veteran Affairs, 2012
  • Commendation for Resident & Medical Student Teaching, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, CT: 2009, 2010
  • Commendation for Medical Student Teaching, Department of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, NY: 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Top 5%, Dean’s List, High Honors Diploma (M.D.’2005)
  • Dean’s List (M.P.H.’1997)
  • Dean’s  List, Magna Cum Laude (B.S.’1994)
  • National Golden Key Honor Society, 1994
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

Society Memberships
Forest Hills Chamber of  Commerce, 10/2016-Present
International Women’s Leadership Association, 03/2015-Present
Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, 09/2011-Present
Infectious Disease Society of America, 08/2010-Present
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, 2006-Present

Committee & Leadership Memberships

  • Invited Member, PReP Tools Development National Committee, Department of Veteran Affairs, New York, NY 06/2017-Present
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Herald’s International Conference and Exhibition on Vaccines & Vaccination, Baltimore, MD 09/2017
  • Invited Judge & Abstract Reviewer for the Medical Society of the State of New York Annual Research Poster Symposium, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Invited Member, Patient Advocacy Program,  Infectious  Diseases  Society of  America, 04/2017-Present
  • Member, Provider Credentialing Committee, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 01/2017-Present
  • Invited Member, Awards Committee, The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, 01/2014-01/2016
  • LeadPhysician, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 10/2011-Present
  • Co-Chair,Infection Control Committee, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center , Brooklyn, NY 10/2010-Present
  • Member, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 08/2010-Present
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Committee, New Haven, CT 08/2009-06/2010
  • Member, Resident Executive Committee, Maimonides Medical Center,Brooklyn, NY 06/2005-07/2007

 

Editorial Boards

  • Editor, Journal of Infectious Disease & Medical Microbiology, 2017-Present

 

  • Editor, Journal of Infectious Disease & Travel Medicine, 2017-Present

 

  • Editor, International Journal of Innovative Studies in Medical Science, 2017-Present

 

  • Editor, Journal of Dental Research & Management, 2017-Present

 

  • Editor, Madridge Journal of Immunology, 2017-Present

 

  • Editor, Pandemics of Communicable Diseases Journal, 2017-Present

 

  • Editor, International Journal of Rheumatology, 2017-Present

 

  • Editor, International Journal of Research Studies in Medicine, 2017-Present

 

  • Editor, Journal of Prevention & Treatment of HIV/AIDS, 2016-Present

 

  • Editor, International Journal of Reproduction, Fertility & Sexual Health, 2016-Present

 

  • Editor, Journal of Clinical Immunology & Immunotherapy, 2016-Present

 

  • Editor, Gavid  Journal of  Pediatrics, 2015-Present

 

  • Editor, The Elsevier ID Cases Journal, 2013-Present

 

  • Editor, The International Journal of AIDS & ITS Research, 2013-Present

 

 

Publications

Original Papers

  • Gandhi S., Preis J. Role of Formal Infectious Disease Consultation in Management of Bacteremic Patients. 2017 (in press)
  • Thind S., Preis J. Procalcitonin as a Marker of Infections Among Immunocompromised Patients 2017 (in press)
  • Manning N., Preis J.Anthrolith as a Cause of Facial Pain and Chronic  Sinusitis. ID Cases 2016
  • Harris J., Preis J.Intractable Hiccups Due to Herpetic Esophagitis in Immunocompromised Patients, ID Cases 2015
  • ThindS., Preis J.Clostridium Subterminale-Infection ofImmunocompromisedHosts? ID Cases 2015
  • Preis J., Lutwick L. Brucellosis, Human, SerotypeAbortus, www.promedmail.org  2013

Book Chapters

  • Preis J., Lutwick L.  Chapter on Typhoid Disease.Tropical Pediatrics:  Elsevier Publisher  2015
  • Preis J., Lutwick L.  Chapter on P. Knowlesii.  The Book on Emerging Infectious Diseases:  Elsevier Publisher  2014
  • Lutwick L., Preis J.  Herpes B Chapter. Clinical Decision Support: Infectious Diseases: 2013
  • Preis J., Lutwick L.  Infections of the Caribbean Islands Chapter.  Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide.  Wiley-Blackwell Publishing House 2011
  • Lutwick L., Preis J.  Arenaviruses Review.  Neuroviral Infections Texbook: Taylor/Frances CRC Press 2011

Abstracts, Presentations, and Reviews

  • Preis J.  C diff-Art or Science? Grand Rounds Speaker,New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 2017
  • Kalra A., Preis J., Aytaman A. HyperIgA as a Cause of Chronic Diarrhea. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of American College of Gastroenterology,Las Vegas, NV 2016
  • Preis J. “Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections and Osteomyelitis”. Speakerat the VA National Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force Educational Webinar, 2016
  • Preis J. Did We Make Progress in Transplant Infectious Disease? Grand Rounds Speaker,SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY 2016
  • Preis J. EmergingInfectious Diseases.Grand Rounds Speaker, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital,  Lawrence, NY 2015
  • Preis J.Updates in Transplant Infectious Disease. Grand Rounds Speaker, Bronx-Lebanon Medical Center,  Bronx, NY 2015
  • Preis J. The Greatest Mimicker of Our Times: Syphilis. Grand Rounds Speaker, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn,  NY 2014
  • Preis J. Lyme Disease Mysteries. Grand Rounds Speaker, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 2013
  • Vilsant M., Preis J., Lutwick L.  A Two Year Review of Early Clinical Signs and

Symptoms of C. Difficile Infection among Hospitalized Brooklyn VA Veterans.SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Research Conference, Brooklyn, NY 2013

  • Preis J. Alternative Medicine in Infectious Disease. Grand Rounds Speaker,New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 2013
  • Lutwick L., Preis J.  Strategies to Improve Identification and Optimal Management of Gram-Negative Nosocomial Infections. National VA Webinar,Sponsored by Quintiles Medical, CME Accredited 2013
  • Wong M., Preis J.  Can We Win a Battle with C. Difficile at the VA Facilities? Poster Presentation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Conference, Dallas, TX 2012
  • Preis J. Transplant Medicine 101. Grand Rounds Speaker,New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 2012
  • Preis L.Immunization Dos and Don’ts in 2011. Guest Speaker, Ross University School of Medicine, Miami, FL2011
  • Wong J., Chung E., Preis J.  Safety and Efficacy of Atripla among HIV/AIDS patients at the VA NYHHS with Co-existing Mental Health Disorders. Poster Presentation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Conference, Dallas, TX 2011
  • Preis J., Dembry L. Appropriateness of Tuberculin Skin Testing at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  Podium Presentation, Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Austin, TX 2011
  • Preis J.Rosetta Stone: Transplant Medicine 101.Grand Rounds Speaker,New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY2010
  • Preis J.,Dembry L. Review of Immunosuppressive Therapies and Antimicrobial Agents. Visiting Lecturer, Ross University School of Medicine, Miami, FL 2010
  • Preis J. Cytomegalovirus Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Guest Lecturer. Department of Infectious Disease, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola,  NY 2009
  • Preis J., Gatkewich E. Does Adult Kawasaki Diagnosis Exist? Podium Presentation atthe Connecticut State Medical Society Conference, Milford, CT 2009
  • Ofoma U., Preis J., Yacht A.  Does Early Fellowship Interest Affect an Internal Medicine Resident's Knowledge of General Internal Medicine?Poster Presentation at the New York State Chapter ACP Upstate Scientific Meeting, Syracuse, NY 2008
  • Preis J., Tangorra M., Iswara K., Li J., Tenner S.  A Randomized  Prospective  Clinical Trial  Comparing  Peg-Interferon  alpha  2a/Ribavarin  versus  Peg-Interferon  alpha 2b/Ribavarin  for the Treatment of  Chronic  Hepatitis C. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of  American College of  Gastroenterology, San Diego, CA 2008
  • Konig M., Preis J., Ayzenberg M.  Large Left Ventricular Calcified Aneurysm in a 78 year old Male. Poster Presentation at the New York State Chapter ACP Upstate Scientific Meeting, Tarrytown, NY 2007
  • Preis J., Yacht A., Golub M.  Media as a Main Source of Patient Education and Disease Prevention.  Podium Presentation, New York State Chapter ACP Downstate Scientific Meeting, New York, NY 2006
  • Li J., Iswara K., Lapin S., Preis J. Chest Pain Associated with Esophageal  Stents  Placement. Poster Presentation at the New York State Chapter American  College of  Gastroenterology, Buffalo, NY 2008
  • King J., Pearstein D., Preis J.  Belly Dance Resembling Spinal Cord Myoclonus Caused by Herpes Virus. Podium Presentation, International Conference for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Milan, Italy 2006