Jefferson Center for Infection Prevention & Antibiotic Stewardship

Center News & Events

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18 - 24

This year’s theme is “Improve Antibiotic Use, Improve Health Equity.” Findings from Health Equity and Antibiotic Prescribing in the United States: A Systematic Scoping Review showed clinician antibiotic prescribing behavior varied by patient and clinician characteristics, such as patient’s race and ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and healthcare setting. These findings further emphasize the importance of integrating health equity into antibiotic stewardship policies, practices, and research.

November is C. diff Awareness Month

Did you know? Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a germ that causes severe diarrhea, which can be life-threatening. C. diff can affect anyone and is usually associated with recent antibiotic use. CDC estimates that C. diff causes almost half a million infections in the United States each year. 

Dr. Su Kyung Kim's research team’s poster was featured in the “Medscape news” during the ANAC (Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) conference

This poster was a sub-analysis project on technology access and PrEP awareness among women, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Teitelman. 

October 15-21, 2023 is International Infection Prevention & Control Week

International Infection Prevention and Control (IIPC) Week is held during the third week of October each year to highlight the importance of preventing infections. The theme for IIPC Week 2023 is Celebrating the Fundamentals of Infection Prevention. IIPC Week aims to promote better infection prevention and control practices in health care and to recognize the efforts of all healthcare workers to reduce the risk of infection in health services.