Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Fellows in this honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. The Academy received 118 nominations for the Class of 2020 and accepted 58 percent of nominees.
Dr. Safdar is the medical director of infection control at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and the associate chief of staff for research at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital. Her research focuses on novel interventions to prevent and reduce healthcare-associated infection and the rise of multi-drug resistant organisms, particularly in the acute care setting.
The more than 2,500 Fellows in the Academy represent all subspecialties of the microbial sciences and are involved in basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service.