Elia M. Ayoub Lectureship

Elia M. Ayoub was a devoted physician who cared deeply for his pediatric patients, a superb researcher who worked relentlessly to resolve the mysteries of pediatric infectious diseases and rheumatic fever; and a teacher and mentor to generations of medical students, pediatric housestaff and his fellow physicians.

Shortly after Dr. Ayoub’s retirement in 2000, many people gave generously to start an endowment in his honor thereby immortalizing his legacy. Our goal for that endowment was to raise enough funds for an annual lectureship on infectious diseases. Read more about the Elia M. Ayoub Lectureship.

Guest Speaker

Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


“Zika Virus: Emerging Concerns for Pregnant Women and Infants”


Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:00 AM


Communicore Building at the Health Science Center, Room C1-4