MGR | Tara N. Palmore, MD – An Inside Job: Waterborne Infections Among Immuno-Compromised Patients

Tara N. Palmore, MD, Hospital Epidemiologist, NIH Clinical Center

Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall auditorium 1-5
Cost: Free

Tara N. Palmore, MD, is a hospital epidemiologist and senior staff member at the National Institute of Health Clinical Center, its flagship research hospital. She also directs the fellowship program in infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Palmore completed her M.D. at UVA’s School of Medicine, a residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and a fellowship at the NIAID program that she now directs.

Dr. Palmore began her career at NIAID in 2005, as a staff clinician in NIAID’s Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases. She became deputy hospital epidemiologist at the NIH’s Clinical Center in 2007, and hospital epidemiologist in 2014. In that role, Dr. Palmore aims to optimize patient safety through prevention of hospital-acquired infections.

Dr. Palmore’s research interests include modes of nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant bacteria, Clostridium difficile and antimicrobial stewardship.

Learning objectives: 

  1. Identify modes of transmission of waterborne pathogens in healthcare facilities
  2. Examine potential risk of acquiring waterborne pathogens from plumbing fixtures in healthcare facilities
  3. Examine possible measures to prevent transmission of waterborne pathogens in healthcare facilities

Medicine Grand Rounds is offered every Wednesday throughout the year by the UVA Department of Medicine, in association with UVA’s Office of Continuing Medical Education. CME credit is available; instructions and forms are available at the event.

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