1104. Balancing decolonization to prevent infection vs. microbiome preservation
Session: Symposium: Decolonization for MDRO Transmission Prevention: Who, What, Where, Why?
Friday, October 4, 2013: 2:20 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 103 (Gateway Ballroom)
Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MS, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Roghmann is an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding S. aureus colonization, transmission and infection with the goal of developing better ways of preventing healthcare-associated S. aureus infections. She is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is also a VA Staff Physician, VA Investigator and the Hospital Epidemiologist for the VA Maryland Health Care System. Two of her current projects, which are funded by the VA and NIH, are examining how S. aureus colonization and interventions to “decolonize” S. aureus affect the human microbiome.

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