Flu Fighters: NFID
Every year individuals around the world work to study, track, and prevent flu. This page profiles these Flu Fighters and the work they are doing to contribute to flu prevention in the U.S. and around the world!
NFID Flu Fighters
Marla Dalton, PE, CAE
Marla Dalton, PE, CAE, joined the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) in 2010 and has served as executive director and chief executive officer since 2013.
Walter A. Orenstein, MD
Walter A. Orenstein, MD, past president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), helps lead efforts to provide education about the causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan, including influenza (flu).
William (Bill) Schaffner, MD
Meet flu fighter William (Bill) Schaffner, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and NFID liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). As a leading spokesperson for NFID, he moderates the Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference, which serves as the CDC/NFID kick-off for each flu season.
Patsy Stinchfield, NP
Meet Patricia Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, president-elect of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the burden, causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. She is a widely recognized infectious diseases specialist and has had a 43-year nursing career, most of it as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Minnesota where she specialized in flu prevention, COVID-19 vaccination, childhood, adolescent and health care professional immunizations, measles prevention and treatment, vaccine communications and more.