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David Calfee to be Sixth Editor of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 
Editor of SHEA journal to start in role in July 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. (December 15, 2020) — The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has named David P. Calfee, MD, MS, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and professor of population health sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine, the sixth editor-in-chief of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Dr. Calfee will begin his transition into the role in July 2021.

“Dr. Calfee was chosen from a competitive field of applicants because of his strong vision for the journal and his commitment to publishing the best research in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, and antibiotic stewardship,” said David Henderson, MD, president of SHEA. “Dave outlined clear objectives for building on the journal’s strengths, collaborating with SHEA staff, and engaging with authors.”

In his new role, Dr. Calfee will bring his decades of experience as a clinician and dedicated researcher in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, and antibiotic stewardship to shaping the journal and the field. He has also spent the last several years as an associate editor of the journal.  

He and his team will begin reviewing new submissions in July 2021 during a six-month overlap with current editor-in-chief, Suzanne Bradley, MD. Dr. Bradley, professor of internal medicine, infectious diseases at the University of Michigan Medical School, has served as editor-in-chief since 2007. During her formative tenure, she has markedly improved the journal’s visibility and launched the use of critical digital platforms.

“Through Dr. Bradley’s leadership, ICHE has become one of the driving forces advancing the fields of infection prevention and control, healthcare epidemiology, and antimicrobial stewardship,” said Calfee. “I look forward to continuing to advance the crucial role that ICHE plays in achieving SHEA’s vision of safe healthcare for all and to further enhancing engagement with ICHE’s readers and contributors.”

Dr. Calfee received his medical degree from West Virginia University and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Virginia. He also received master’s degree in health evaluation sciences (Epidemiology) from the University of Virginia. He currently serves as the deputy medical director of Infection Prevention & Control at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests are in the areas of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance.

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About ICHE
Published through a partnership between the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and Cambridge University Press, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology provides original, peer reviewed scientific articles for anyone involved with an infection control or epidemiology program in a hospital or healthcare facility. ICHE is ranked 41st out of 89 Infectious Disease Journals in the latest Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports from Thomson Reuters.

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is a professional society representing more than 2,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals around the world who possess expertise and passion for healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship. The society’s work improves public health by establishing infection-prevention measures and supporting antibiotic stewardship among healthcare providers, hospitals, and health systems. This is accomplished by leading research studies, translating research into clinical practice, developing evidence-based policies, optimizing antibiotic stewardship, and advancing the field of healthcare epidemiology. SHEA and its members strive to improve patient outcomes and create a safer, healthier future for all. Visit SHEA online at shea-online.org, facebook.com/SHEApreventingHAIs and twitter.com/SHEA_Epi.

About Cambridge University Press
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