Due to the weather, all classes on Tuesday, January 26 will be taught and attended remotely.

All School Meeting: With Tara Nayak Palmore, M.D. '88

December 12, 2014 — 8:30am - 9:10am

Dr. Tara Nayak Palmore is a graduate of Harvard College and the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University in New York City. She completed her infectious diseases fellowship training at National Institutes of Health (NIH).

She has served as an attending physician and deputy hospital epidemiologist in the NIH Clinical Center since 2007, and supervises the infection control staff. Dr. Palmore has an active research program in the modes of transmission of multidrug-resistant bacteria in hospitals. In 2013, Dr. Palmore, Julie Segre and team were named Federal Employees of the Year for their groundbreaking work to stop the spread of a deadly hospital-acquired infection. Their use of genome sequencing to identify the source and trace the transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, created a revolutionary new model for the health care industry.

Read related articles:

Washingtonian Magazine: “Outbreak at NIH”

Washington Post: “NIH ‘superbug’ was thwarted with help of two scientists”

Photograph from Washingtonian article by Andrew Propp

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