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LEAP Fellowship bolsters Staub’s antimicrobial stewardship research

May. 3, 2018, 9:56 AM


Infectious Disease fellow Milner Staub, MD, is among the first awardees of the Leadership in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Public health (LEAP) Fellowship.

Milner Staub, MD

The LEAP Fellowship is a $100,000 training award granted to four promising young infectious diseases physicians and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The fellowship aims to foster the next generation of infectious diseases leaders in public health, hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship, giving them the hands-on experience they’ll need to lead and collaborate across these disciplines of health care.

Staub’s LEAP Fellowship Project is “An Assessment of Outpatient Antimicrobial Prescription Across Tennessee Based on Practice Location, Specialty and Provider.”

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to pursue my passion for antimicrobial stewardship, especially in the outpatient setting. I am so grateful, and I cannot wait to work with and learn from the current leaders in the field at VUMC, the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare system and the Tennessee Department of Health this upcoming year,” Staub said.

The LEAP Fellowship, awarded to early career infectious diseases physicians — those in their second or third year of fellowship or up to two years post fellowship — will commence July 1 and last one year.

The CDC partners with the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society so infectious disease fellows or early career clinical physicians may gain experience and tools to foster collaboration between academic institutions and public health departments, said Paul Auwaerter, MBA, MD, president of IDSA.

“With antimicrobial resistance a more pressing concern then ever, we wish the awardees success during their fellowship and look to their future for inspired leadership in stewardship, epidemiology and public health,” he said.

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