Murphy USNews MRSA

Current UC Irvine MSTP Trainiee, Courtney Murphy (MSTP-7) and her work studying MRSA prevalence in California nursing homes was highlighted in US News Health on Feb 15, 2013.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

Community-associated strains initiate in the general outside world instead of a hospital or other health care setting.

The strain of MRSA in question can lead to bloodstream infections, abscesses and pneumonia, and those in nursing homes are especially susceptible.

"Community-type strains first arose among healthy community members without exposure to the health care system and have steadily infiltrated many hospitals," study author Courtney Murphy said in a news release from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

US News Health | MRSA "Super Bug" Prevalent in Nursing Homes, Study Finds

Congratulations Rupak Datta

rupakdatta Congratulations Rupak Datta

UCI Irvine MSTP trainee Rupak Datta successfully defended his disertation Quantifying the Burden and Transmission Potential of Multidrug- Resistant Organisms Across Statewide Healthcare Facilities on December 17, 2012. Dr. Datta was awarded his PhD from the UC Irvine School of Social Ecology under the mentorship of Susan S Huang, M.D., M.P.H.


Congratulations Rupak!

Goutham Ganesan ICTS-NIH Fellow

Goutham Ganesan TL1 Awardee

Congratulations to Goutham Ganesan on being awarded the prestigious Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) fellowship for his project onThe use of Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy in the diagnosis of vascular and adipose tissue dysfunction.


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