1379. CurDuration of Antimicrobial Treatment How Long Is Enough? Current Evidence
Session: Symposium: Duration of Antimicrobial Therapy: How Long is Long Enough?
Sunday, October 23, 2011: 7:30 AM
Room: 210ABC


John Rotschafer, Pharm D, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Rotschafer received his Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. College of Pharmacy. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Pharmacokinetics at St Paul Ramsey Medical Center (now Regions Hospital) and the University Of Minnesota College Of Pharmacy. He is currently a Professor (tenured) and former Chair in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology where he directs the Antibiotic Pharmacodynamic Research Institute. He has supervised the post-doctoral training of over 20 fellows. Rotschafer has been awarded fellowships in infectious diseases three times by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and twice by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. In 1989, he was recognized as a fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He has been recognized three times by the graduating Doctor of Pharmacy class as the Teacher of the Year. He has authored over 150 journal publications, made over 30 book contributions, and has over 100 scientific abstracts. He was an editor on the first edition of Pharmacotherapy: Principles and Practice. His primary professional interests are in the areas of antibiotic pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, antibiotic resistance, and infectious diseases. He has served or serves on the editorial boards of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and the Journal of Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy and Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases . He is a former chair of the State of Minnesota, Department of Human Services, and Drug Formulary Committee. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology, and was a member of Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy Program Committee (2006-2009), and is also a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He is also a member and past President of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists.



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