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  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    ​​Dear colleagues: Most of us are seeing an increasing number of patients with complications as a result of the opioid epidemic.  In response IDSA and HIVMA put together a taskforce that worked closely with staff on developing three documents that have ...

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  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    I am one of the writers for the AAP PREP:Infectious Diseases Self Assessment.  I can say that we try to put out helpful and current product, but it does take a lot of work and a not insignificant amount of infrastructure support. I'd like to point out ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Made the switch years ago in main hospital system. TAT better on ~80% of samples. Costs less. Do not think we lost performance characteristics. Can always PCR a high suspicion negative. We saw drop in C diff rates and HA. However, did not achieve needed ...

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Member Spotlight

Kim Hanson, MD

IDSA Diagnostics Committee Chair Kim Hanson, MD, has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests following a nomination from IDSA. The Panel advises the CMS Administrator and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, including the establishment of payment rates and the factors used in determining coverage and payment processes for new tests.

Dr. Hanson is the head of Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Services and Director of the Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program at the University of Utah, as well as Director of Clinical Microbiology at ARUP Laboratories. She is an associate professor of medicine and pathology, splitting her time between patient care, laboratory administration, research, and teaching.


  • Longtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDC

    A leading AIDS researcher, who is well respected for his clinical work but has no experience running a governmental public-health agency, was ...
  • Mumps Is On the Rise. A Waning Vaccine Response May Be Why.

    Mumps is resurging. And it may be because the immune response provoked by the mumps vaccine weakens significantly over time, and not because ...

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IDSA has been important in my career in infectious disease. IDSA also plays a big role in advocacy and drawing attention to key issues. It's exciting to be a part of that and feel that I have an avenue for my voice to be heard.
Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH, FIDSA
The idea that I could link epidemiology with my fundamental knowledge of how microorganisms work, along with diagnostic microbiology...this is an amazing way to put the pieces of the puzzles together about how infectious diseases work in human beings.
Lucy Tompkins, MD, PhD, FIDSA
I always like mystery stories growing up and you have to be very astute...You have to look at the symptoms, the geography, the home and social situation to solve the mystery of their problem.
Susan Bleasdale, MD
You can take a patient in front of you, and within a short amount of time with your clinical care, have an enormous impact.
John Lynch, MD, MPH
Understanding the pathogenesis of infectious diseases requires a knowledge of pathology, immunology, especially microbiology. The discipline allows practitioners to combine all of those, and there's never a dull moment.
Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH
I just became a member of IDSA this year, and I find it amazing how supportive IDSA has been to me so far.
Noah Kojima, MD