Dr. Patterson honored by epidemiology society
Jan E. Patterson, M.D., M.S., professor of medicine/infectious diseases and pathology, was awarded the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Lectureship at the IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco in early October.
IDWeek, standing for infectious diseases, is the joint annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association, and the Pediatric ID Society.
The SHEA Lectureship award is given annually to recognize the career contributions of a senior investigator in health care epidemiology and infection prevention and control.
Dr. Patterson is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and a Fellow of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. She also serves as associate dean for quality and lifelong learning, and is director of the Center for Patient Safety and Health Policy at UT Health San Antonio.
Dr. Patterson’s expertise in infection control is widely sought. For example, in the 2003 outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Patterson traveled there on request to assist in the health care response.
Prior to assuming her roles as associate dean and as a center director, Dr. Patterson led infection control at University Hospital and the Audie Murphy Division of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.