602. Interactive Panelist
Session: Interactive Session: Thorny Issues in Infection Control
Friday, October 4, 2013: 8:50 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: Esplanade Ballroom 301-310
L. Silvia Munoz-Price, M.D., Infectious Diseases, University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital, Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Munoz-Price is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami, Division of Infectious Diseases, currently serving as the Hospital Epidemiologist for Jackson Memorial Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in the US. Before working in academia, she worked for 5 years as a private ID consultant in the Greater Chicago area. Since arriving to Jackson Memorial in mid-2009, Dr. Munoz-Price has been able to markedly decrease the hospital acquired infections and acquisition of multidrug resistant organisms at her institution, especially resistant Gram-negatives. Most of her publications deal with Infection Control, Acinetobacter baumannii, and KPC-producing enterics. With over 30 peer review publications, Dr. Munoz-Price’s work has been published in prestigious academic journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Agents of Chemotherapy, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, and the American Journal of Infection Control. She is also a liaison for the National Association of Public Hospitals at Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)-CDC. Additionally, Dr. Munoz-Price is currently finishing a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Miami.

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