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Neima Briggs

MD, PhD, DTM&H
Hospital Resident

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Neima Briggs, MD, PhD, DTM&H
Neima Briggs
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Biography

Neima Briggs is a resident physician within the Physician Scientist Track of the Internal Medicine Program at Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital. Following his graduation in 2011 from the Dean’s Scholars Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Briggs served as a Fulbright Scholar in Biomedical Sciences at the Center of Public Health Research in Valencia, Spain. Dr. Briggs subsequently completed his MD/PhD training through The University of Texas Medical Scientist Training Program at Houston. His PhD in Immunology was completed in the labs of Professor Peter Hotez at Baylor College of Medicine and Professor Jagan Sastry at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The primary outcome of his dissertation was the identification and immunological characterization of novel whipworm vaccine candidate. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Briggs strives to develop novel approaches towards the eradication of infectious diseases that plague underserved populations.  

Education & Training

  • MD
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Medicine (2019)
  • PhD
    The University of Texas MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Immunology (2018)
  • DTM&H
    Baylor College of Medicine, Tropical Medicine (2018)
  • BS
    The University of Texas at Austin, Biology Honors (2011)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Elsevier Clinical Research AwardAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene2018
President's Research ScholarshipMD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences2018
National School of Tropical Medicine ScholarshipBaylor College of Medicine2018
Investing in Student's Futures ScholarshipMD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences2016
Top Ranked Poster Award (1st place)Association for Clinical and Translational Science2016
Benjamin H. Kean Fellow in Tropical Medicine to HondurasAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene2015
United States Fulbright Scholar to SpainU.S. State Department/ Government of Spain2011

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
PLOS Neglected Tropical DiseasesReviewer2017 - Present
Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation of Greater HoustonMentor2016 - Present
The University of Texas McGovern Medical School at HoustonParticipant2016 - 2017
The University of Texas Medical Scientist Training Program at HoustonInterviewer2015 - 2016
Board of Directors, Houston Shoulder to Shoulder FoundationSecretary2014 - Present