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Coleen Kathryn Cunningham, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Global Health, Pediatrics
Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pediatrics
Research Professor of Global Health
Professor of Pathology
Campus mail: Box 3352 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-6335
Email address: coleen.cunningham@duke.edu

Dr. Cunningham is a pediatric infectious diseases physician who has focused her research on the prevention and treatment of HIV infection in children.  She has also played important roles in evaluation of vaccines for other infectious diseases and recently has worked on Ebola virus treatment studies.  She is currently working on studies of active and passive immunization to prevent HIV transmission in neonates born to HIV infected women.

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1988 - 1991
  • Residency, Pediatrics, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1985 - 1988
  • M.D., State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1985

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Dorenbaum, Alejandro, Coleen K. Cunningham, Richard D. Gelber, Mary Culnane, Lynne Mofenson, Paula Britto, Claire Rekacewicz, et al. “Two-dose intrapartum/newborn nevirapine and standard antiretroviral therapy to reduce perinatal HIV transmission: a randomized trial.” Jama 288, no. 2 (July 10, 2002): 189–98. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.288.2.189.

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Church, Joseph A., Coleen Cunningham, Michael Hughes, Paul Palumbo, Lynne M. Mofenson, Patricia Delora, Elizabeth Smith, et al. “Safety and antiretroviral activity of chronic subcutaneous administration of T-20 in human immunodeficiency virus 1-infected children.” Pediatr Infect Dis J 21, no. 7 (July 2002): 653–59. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006454-200207000-00010.

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McFarland, E. J., W. Borkowsky, T. Fenton, D. Wara, J. McNamara, P. Samson, M. Kang, et al. “Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) gp120-specific antibodies in neonates receiving an HIV-1 recombinant gp120 vaccine.” J Infect Dis 184, no. 10 (November 15, 2001): 1331–35. https://doi.org/10.1086/323994.

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Cunningham, C. K., D. W. Wara, M. Kang, T. Fenton, E. Hawkins, J. McNamara, L. Mofenson, et al. “Safety of 2 recombinant human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) envelope vaccines in neonates born to HIV-1-infected women.” Clin Infect Dis 32, no. 5 (March 1, 2001): 801–7. https://doi.org/10.1086/319215.

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Poiesz, B. J., L. D. Papsidero, G. Ehrlich, M. Sherman, S. Dube, M. Poiesz, K. Dillon, et al. “Prevalence of HTLV-I-associated T-cell lymphoma.” Am J Hematol 66, no. 1 (January 2001): 32–38. https://doi.org/10.1002/1096-8652(200101)66:1<32::AID-AJH1004>3.0.CO;2-3.

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Mehta, P. A., C. K. Cunningham, C. B. Colella, G. Alferis, and L. B. Weiner. “Risk factors for sternal wound and other infections in pediatric cardiac surgery patients.” Pediatr Infect Dis J 19, no. 10 (October 2000): 1000–1004. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006454-200010000-00012.

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Luzuriaga, K., M. McManus, M. Catalina, S. Mayack, M. Sharkey, M. Stevenson, and J. L. Sullivan. “Early therapy of vertical human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection: control of viral replication and absence of persistent HIV-1-specific immune responses.” J Virol 74, no. 15 (August 2000): 6984–91. https://doi.org/10.1128/jvi.74.15.6984-6991.2000.

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Borkowsky, W., D. Wara, T. Fenton, J. McNamara, M. Kang, L. Mofenson, E. McFarland, et al. “Lymphoproliferative responses to recombinant HIV-1 envelope antigens in neonates and infants receiving gp120 vaccines. AIDS Clinical Trial Group 230 Collaborators.” J Infect Dis 181, no. 3 (March 2000): 890–96. https://doi.org/10.1086/315298.

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Mirochnick, M., E. Cooper, K. McIntosh, J. Xu, J. Lindsey, D. Jacobus, L. Mofenson, et al. “Pharmacokinetics of dapsone administered daily and weekly in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children.” Antimicrob Agents Chemother 43, no. 11 (November 1999): 2586–91.

Scholars@Duke

Cunningham, C. K., C. A. Bonville, H. D. Ochs, K. Seyama, P. A. John, H. A. Rotbart, and L. B. Weiner. “Enteroviral meningoencephalitis as a complication of X-linked hyper IgM syndrome.” J Pediatr 134, no. 5 (May 1999): 584–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3476(99)70245-3.

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