Fellowship in Abx Stewardship

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Fellowship in Abx Stewardship

Receives CDC Funding

We are pleased to announce that The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) have been awarded a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish an Antibiotic Stewardship and Resistance Innovative Fellowships (ASRIFs) program.

Each of our Societies is committed to training the next generation of Infectious Diseases physicians, scientists, and public health leaders needed to address antibiotic resistance at the individual patient, facility, health system, community, federal, and global levels. Through this fellowship program, we will advance innovative approaches to combat antibiotic resistance and promote stewardship and public health by training fellows to make an impact on their institutions, public health, and patient care.

Fellowships will be made available to ID practitioners past their first year of fellowship and will require the associated training programs and healthcare facilities to meet select criteria such as robust antibiotic stewardship and infection control programs and existing relationships with state or local health departments. These one-year fellowships will be administered in partnership with the CDC and IDSA/SHEA/PIDS and will culminate in a presentation of their work at ID Week 2019. In addition, an evaluation of the program by fellow recipients, institutions, health departments, and fellowship staff will be conducted to identify areas to improve the program..

For more information on this exciting new program, contact IDSA Director of Education Rachel Shnekendorf, at: [email protected]