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December 9, 2011 - USA College of Medicine Welcomes Dr. Jarrod Fortwendel
Dr. Jarrod Fortwendel was recently appointed assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Dr. Fortwendel is a member of the American Society of Microbiology in addition to having a medical technology certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Prior to his appointment at USA, Dr. Fortwendel completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University in the Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program (MMPTP).

Dr. Fortwendel completed his undergraduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at Indiana State University and went on to receive his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. As a scientist, he has received numerous grants and awards to support his research efforts.

Notably, he received a K22 Research Scholarship Development Award, the MMPTP grant, and was named an Advances Against Aspergillosis Scholar at their international conference in Rome, Italy.

With more than 20 academic publications recognized internationally, Dr. Fortwendel is a strong addition to the academic research body in the department of microbiology and immunology.

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