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Welcome to our Research Behind Infection Prevention segment, where Dr. Mohamed Yassin provides tough questions to top researchers and leaders in their field.

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Podcast – Episode 26

The research behind bacterial load on privacy curtains and their potential role as reservoirs of bacterial pathogens

Dr. Leah Brown & Dr. Mohamed Yassin

June 25, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Leah Brown from Vanderbilt University Medical Center discusses her research on hospital privacy curtains in the ICU from her major article "Revisiting the “Leading Edge” of Hospital Privacy Curtains in the Medical Intensive Care Unit" in the July 2020 edition of The American Journal of Infection Control


Also, we'll be sharing Dr. Yassin's summary of two letters to the editor submitted by Dr. Curtis Donskey and colleagues from the Cleveland VA and Case Western Reserve University.

Find out more - July 2020 Issue of the American Journal of Infection Control

This episode brought to by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC)

and Infection Prevention Spotlight 

More about Dr. Leah Brown:


Leah Brown, MD. She received her MD from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and is completing her PGY-1 year at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


She ultimately plans to pursue dual fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary/Critical Care with a clinical and research focus on the pulmonary microbiome and sepsis diagnostics.


She is avid rock climber and karaoke enthusiast in what little free time has. 

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