September 19, 2023

Q&A with CDC leader set for Oct. 6

The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Infectious Disease Interest Group has arranged a question-and-answer session with a key leader of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On Oct. 6, students and faculty will have the opportunity to engage via Zoom with Arjun Srinivasan, M.D., the deputy director for Program Improvement in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC.

Arjun Srinivasan, M.D.

The session, which begins at noon, will be moderated by Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Teena Chopra, M.D., M.P.H., who advises the Infectious Disease Interest Group, along with student President Rebekah Pitpitan.

A captain in the United States Public Health Service, Dr. Srinivasan is board certified in infectious diseases. Before joining the CDC, he was an assistant professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Management Program and the associate hospital epidemiologist. His primary responsibilities include oversight and coordination of efforts to eliminate health care-associated infections and reduce antimicrobial resistance. His research and investigative areas of concentration have included outbreak investigations, infection control, multi-drug resistant gram-negative pathogens, and now focus on hospital antibiotic stewardship.

Dr. Srinivasan has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research in health care epidemiology, infection control, antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance.

Medical students will be able to ask questions directly of Dr. Srinivasan during the Zoom meeting.

To participate, use Zoom meeting ID 974 2246 0928 and password 395595.

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