Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds - Emerging Microbial Threats: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 01, 2011

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

James Hughes, MD
Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health
Director, Emory Program in Global Infectious Diseases
Executive Director, Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats
Senior Advisor, Emory Center for Global Safe Water
Senior Scientific Advisor for Infectious Diseases, International Association of National Public Health Institutes

Dr. James Hughes is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Emory University's School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health, serving as Director of the Emory Program in Global Infectious Diseases, Executive Director of the Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats, and Senior Advisor to the Emory Center for Global Safe Water. He is the Senior Scientific Advisor for Infectious Diseases to the International Association of National Public Health Institutes funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Prior to joining Emory in June 2005, Dr. Hughes served as Director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Hughes received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Stanford University and completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at the University of Washington, infectious diseases at the University of Virginia, and preventive medicine at CDC.

After joining CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in 1973, Dr. Hughes worked initially on foodborne and water-related diseases and subsequently on infection control in health care settings. He served as Director of CDC's Hospital Infections Program from 1983 to 1988, as Deputy Director of NCID from 1988 to 1992, and as Director of NCID from 1992 to 2005.

A major focus of Dr. Hughes' career is on building partnerships among the clinical, research, public health, and veterinary communities to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases at the local, national and global levels. His research interests include emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, foodborne diseases, health care-associated infections, vectorborne and zoonotic diseases, rapid detection of and response to infectious diseases and bioterrorism, strengthening public health capacity at the local, national, and global levels, and prevention of water-related diseases in the developing world.

Dr. Hughes is a fellow and Council Delegate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), President of IDSA, Councilor of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and member of the International Board of the American Society for Microbiology. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify factors contributing to infectious disease emergence and spread
  2. Discuss recent examples of disease emergence from animal reservoirs
  3. Describe challenges in zoonotic disease detection and response
  4. Review current efforts to strengthen global capacity for early detection, response, and control of emerging diseases

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases)

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