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David A Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD is a geriatrician and faculty member in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nace serves as the Director of Long-Term Care (LTC) and Influenza Programs for the Division and is the Chief o... Read More

APIC and SHEA statement on infections associated with duodenoscope procedures

In light of recent reports of infections with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) , a highly resistant form of bacteria, linked to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures, the Association for Professionals in Infect... Read More

Request for Comments on Ethical Considerations and Implications of Public Health Emergency Response with a Focus on the Current Ebola Virus Disease Ep

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) response to a request for comments from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues on ethical considerations and implications of public health emergency response with a fo... Read More

Unnecessary Antibiotics Frequently Prescribed for Respiratory Infections in Outpatient Settings

A new study found 45 percent of patients with respiratory tract infections (RTIs) were inappropriately prescribed antibiotics in an outpatient practice of general internal medicine and family medicine. The study was published in the February issue of... Read More

SHEA Applauds Obama Administration's Request for Funding to Address Antimicrobial Resistance

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) welcomes President Obama's FY 2016 Budget Proposal, nearly doubling Federal funding for combating and preventing antibiotic resistance. There is no greater threat to modern medicine than losin... Read More

Andreas F. Widmer, MD, MS, FSHEA, FIDSA

Prof. Widmer earned his MD degree in Switzerland, where he completed his fellowship in internal medicine in several hospitals. He founded the specialty infectious diseases as the secretary of the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases back in 1998. He... Read More

CDC Report Highlights Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is optimistic about healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates reported today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the annual National and State Healthcare-associated In... Read More

Infection Control Preparedness Measures Control Avian Flu in Hong Kong Hospital

A proactive infection prevention plan implemented widely in a Hong Kong healthcare system was a significant factor preventing the spread of influenza strain A H7N9, otherwise known as Avian flu. The study was published in the January issue of Infecti... Read More

Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA

Please join us in welcoming Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA as the SHEA President in 2015. Dr. Harris is an infectious disease physician, hospital epidemiologist, and tenured professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at t... Read More

Aaron M. Milstone, MD, MHS

Aaron M. Milstone, MD, MHS, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University. He is an Infectious Diseases consultant and an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Chair of the Ped... Read More

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