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Environmental Issues and Needs Related to the Control and Spread of Infections in Healthcare Facilities

Pranavi Sreeramoju, MD, MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

This talk focuses on what an infectious diseases physician and hospital epidemiologist would like to have in a hospital/ clinic building so that there is minimal transmission of infections in the healthcare setting. There will be discussion on specially engineered areas within hospitals, and their importance.

Biography:

Pranavi Sreeramoju, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor in Medicine-Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Hospital Epidemiologist at the University Health System and the South Texas Veterans Health System, San Antonio, TX. She is an internist, infectious diseases physician, and epidemiologist. Her interests include epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections, outbreak investigations, quality improvement for infection control, and drug-resistant bacteria. She received her medical training from Jawaharlal Institute, Pondicherry, India, and her MPH from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA. She completed her fellowship in Infectious Diseases in 2005 at University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

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