Friday Conference: “Confronting Nightmare Bacteria”

Title: Friday Conference: “Confronting Nightmare Bacteria”
Speaker: Costi Sifri, MD
Date: May 2, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics

Description: Costi Sifri is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Director of the Transplant & Compromised Host Infectious Disease Program, and Director, Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Prevention & Control at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, was an intern and resident in medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and completed clinical and research fellowship training in infectious diseases and microbiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sifri’s research interests include innate immune response to infections, drug resistant bacterial infections, and infection prevention in compromised hosts. He is the recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician-Scientist Early Career Award and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He has also received many teaching and clinical awards, including listing in Best Doctors in America for 2010-11.

About Friday ID Conference

The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, Division of Infectious Disease, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor a weekly conference series that features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

The conference takes place every Friday, September through May, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus.

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