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Jennifer L. Nayak, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Infectious Diseases

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5944

Office: (585) 275-9477

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Pediatric infectious diseases

Research

My current research interests involve:

• Understanding how a child's early exposure to influenza shapes immunity and poises the immune system to respond to subsequent influenza challenge
• Utilizing CD4 T cell-mediated immunity to improve vaccines directed against pandemic strains of influenza
• Understanding how pre-existing CD4 T cells directed against influenza influence the ability of B cells to respond to influenza vaccination

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

2007-2010
Fellowship | University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong
Pediatrics Infectious Diseases

2004-2007
Pediatric Residency Training | University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong

2000
BS | University of Rochester
Arts & Sciences

2004
MD | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2005 - 07/20/2007
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/21/2007 - 07/21/2010
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Pediatric Infectious Diseases at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2003
Alpha Omega Alpha

1999
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

1999
Golden Key National Honor Society

1996 - 2000
Rush Rhees Scholarship


Bacelli Award


Merck Manual Award

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Publications

Journal Articles

2017
Alam S, Chan C, Qiu X, Shannon I, White CL, Sant AJ, Nayak JL. "Selective pre-priming of HA-specific CD4 T cells restores immunological reactivity to HA on heterosubtypic influenza infection." PloS one. 2017 12(5):e0176407. Epub 2017 May 11.

2016
DiPiazza A, Richards KA, Knowlden ZA, Nayak JL, Sant AJ. "The Role of CD4 T Cell Memory in Generating Protective Immunity to Novel and Potentially Pandemic Strains of Influenza." Frontiers in immunology. 2016 7:10. Epub 2016 Jan 25.

7/1/2015
Richards KA, Nayak J, Chaves FA, DiPiazza A, Knowlden ZA, Alam S, Treanor JJ, Sant AJ. "Seasonal Influenza Can Poise Hosts for CD4 T-Cell Immunity to H7N9 Avian Influenza." The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2015 Jul 1; 212(1):86-94. Epub 2014 Dec 09.

Books & Chapters

2015
Chapter Title: Epiglottitis
Book Title: Mandell, Douglas and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases
Author List: Nayak JL, Weinberg GA
Edited By: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ
Published By: Elsevier Saunders2015 in Philadelphia

2015
Chapter Title: Epiglottitis, laryngitis,laryngotracheitis (bacterial tracheitis), and croup (laryngotracheobronchitis)
Book Title: Contemporary Approaches to Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Author List: Weinberg GA, Nayak JL
Edited By: Patel JA, Chonmaitree T
Published By: Future Medicine2015 in London

2015
Chapter Title: Bronchiolitis
Book Title: BMJ Point of Care Monograph
Author List: Nayak JL
Published By: On-line2015

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