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APIC commends researcher for hand hygiene study

March 29, 2015

Jorge Parada, MD, epidemiologist and medical director at Loyola University Health System, will be honored by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, or APIC, for contributions to infection prevention, according to a press release.

The Implementation Science Award is presented annually for studies that represent notable advances within the field. Parada was one of the researchers behind the chosen study, which addressed the prevention of health care-associated infections through improved hand hygiene.

WHO outlines 'End TB Strategy'

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Younger children have highest mortality rate for Ebola

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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

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Video: NIAID Ebola vaccine well tolerated, immunogenic

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WILMINGTON, Del. — Julie Ledgerwood, DO, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Vaccine…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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