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Matthew Ziegler, MD is a Fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is actively developing a program of clinical research focused on the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infection in patients with hematologic malignancy. He received his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin, and he is currently pursing specialized training in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics through the Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) training program at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also received specialized training in oncology infectious disease and hospital epidemiology and infection control.
Dr. Ibukun Christine Akinboyo is currently a pediatric infectious disease fellow at Johns Hopkins University. She is working on a project to assess Staphylococcus aureus colonization in neonates, specifically, the strain types, patient and nasal microbiome characteristics that might impact colonization. She is honing her interests in surveillance and prevention protocols designed to limit the transmission and prevalence of infections among neonates. This includes understanding factors that affect perinatal transmission of maternal infections to infants such as compliance with vaccination recommendations and access to healthcare. As a board certified pediatrician, she has received a number of grants for international health missions that provide direct exposure to clinical factors impacting neonatal health on a local, national and international scale. She is on a career path that focuses on improved infection prevention protocols and overall treatment outcomes in hospitalized neonates, especially in low resource settings. Contact email address: email@example.com.