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Jennifer Nayak, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5944

Office: (585) 275-9477

Fax: (585) 273-1104

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Pediatrics

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

Specialties

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

Education

2004
MD | SUNY State University of New York-Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
Internship in Pediatrics 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

10/19/2022
Anderson EJ, Creech CB, Berthaud V, Piramzadian A, Johnson KA, Zervos M, Garner F, Griffin C, Palanpurwala K, Turner M, Gerber J, Bennett RL, Ali K, Ampajwala M, Berman G, Nayak J, Chronis C, Rizzardi B, Muller WJ, Smith CA, Fuchs G, Hsia D, Tomassini JE, DeLucia D, Reuter C, Kuter B, Zhao X, Deng W, Zhou H, Ramirez Schrempp D, Hautzinger K, Girard B, Slobod K, McPhee R, Pajon R, Aunins A, Das R, Miller JM, Schnyder Ghamloush S, . "Evaluation of mRNA-1273 Vaccine in Children 6 Months to 5 Years of Age." The New England journal of medicine.. 2022 Oct 19; Epub 2022 Oct 19.

10/10/2022
Nayak JL, Caserta MT. "Cell-Culture-Based Influenza Vaccines: Don't Put All of Your Influenza Vaccines in the Egg Basket." Pediatrics.. 2022 Oct 10; Epub 2022 Oct 10.

5/26/2022
Creech CB, Anderson E, Berthaud V, Yildirim I, Atz AM, Melendez Baez I, Finkelstein D, Pickrell P, Kirstein J, Yut C, Blair R, Clifford RA, Dunn M, Campbell JD, Montefiori DC, Tomassini JE, Zhao X, Deng W, Zhou H, Ramirez Schrempp D, Hautzinger K, Girard B, Slobod K, McPhee R, Pajon R, Das R, Miller JM, Schnyder Ghamloush S, . "Evaluation of mRNA-1273 Covid-19 Vaccine in Children 6 to 11 Years of Age." The New England journal of medicine.. 2022 May 26; 386(21):2011-2023. Epub 2022 May 11.

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 Saunders 2015 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 Medicine 2015 in London

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

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