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April 2012
Your Colleagues
CDCís Antimicrobial Resistance Working Group Announces New Members

Several IDSA members have been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to serve as members of CDC’s Antimicrobial Resistance Working Group (ARWG). This group will provide advice and recommendations to support CDC’s efforts in the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance.


  • Robert A. Weinstein, MD, FIDSA
    Chairman, Department of Medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chief Operating Officer, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, The C. Anderson Hedberg MD Professor of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Member, IDSA Nominations Committee


  • Andrew Pavia, MD, FIDSA
    George and Esther Gross Presidential Professor, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, and Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT; Member, IDSA Board of Directors; Member, IDSA Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Program Committee; Chair, IDSA Pandemic Influenza Task Force

CDC Lead

  • Steve Solomon, MD
    Director, Office of Antimicrobial Resistance, CDC, Atlanta, GA


  • Sara E. Cosgrove, MD, MS, FIDSA, FSHEA
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
  • Michael N. Dudley, PharmD, FIDSA
    Senior Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer, Rempex Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA
  • Neil O. Fishman, MD
    Associate Chief Medical Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
  • Donald E. Low, MD
    Medical Director, Ontario Public Health Laboratories, Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Ruth Lynfield, MD, FIDSA
    State Epidemiologist and Medical Director, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN; Chair, IDSA National & Global Public Health Committee; Chair, IDSA Antimicrobial Resistance Work Group
  • Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD, FIDSA
    Professor of Medicine, The Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Richard B. Thomson Jr., PhD
    Medical Microbiologist and Director, Microbiology Laboratories, Evanston Hospital and NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL
  • Theoklis Zaoutis, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Are you a member on the move? Do you know someone who is? Contact Stephanie Cox at so that we can announce it to our membership.

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