606. Emerging Role of Noroviruses in the Etiology of Severe Pediatric Gastroenteritis
Session: Symposium: Emerging Infections in Children
Friday, October 4, 2013: 9:00 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 130-131 (Hall E)
Robert Atmar, MD, FSHEA, FIDSA, Dept. of Medicine and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Robert L. Atmar, M.D., is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Texas A&M University in 1978 and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1981. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of BCM’s Vaccine Treatment & Evaluation Unit and the Digestive Diseases Center, and he serves as the chief of the Infectious Diseases Service at Ben Taub General Hospital. Dr. Atmar’s research interests include the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of viral respiratory and enteric infections. He has studied noroviruses for more than 20 years, with a special emphasis on the diagnosis, clinical evaluation, and immunology of norovirus infection and on the development and evaluation of norovirus vaccine candidates. He is a Fellow in the IDSA, ACP and SHEA, and he serves as the North American editor for the Journal of Infection.

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