We are pleased to use this communication vehicle to provide information about various educational and research activities conducted by this center.
Our center was founded at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA as a result of a research grant from the Tenet Healthcare Foundation in December 2001. The center aims to conduct research in surveillance of hospital infections using leading-edge computer-based real-time technology developed by Tenet. This technology allows for total hospital surveillance, rapid identification, and analysis of potential outbreaks and will provide the structure for assessing interventions to reduce morbidity, mortality, and length of stay and improve cost-effectiveness and quality of healthcare.
The center conducts educational seminars targeted at clinicians in general and infection control practitioners in particular with an aim to increase awareness of the importance of preventing hospital infections and provide updates on currently recommended infection control practices. The first national seminar titled "Hospital Infections” was conducted at Drexel University Center City Campus in Philadelphia on November 06, 2002. You are invited to click the “Conference” link and access the lectures presented by various invited speakers of international repute.
The “Resources” link provides links to several important websites dealing with healthcare-related infections. These links will be updated frequently. Please use these links for referring to the latest clinical practice guidelines and broadening your knowledge of the subject.
We believe our website will help you understand the scope of healthcare related infections and provide a valuable resource in your professional work. We encourage you to let us know your thoughts about our website and our approach to research on hospital infections.
Young S. Kim, M.D.