Hospital Researcher to Receive Pediatric Investigator Award


Theoklis Zaoutis, M.D., M.S.C.E., Division of Infectious Diseases, will be honored with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Pediatric Investigator Award in recognition of his exemplary contributions to infection control and healthcare epidemiology.

As a clinical epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital, Dr. Zaoutis’ research focuses on the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of hospital-acquired infections in children with compromised immune systems. He also conducts research on antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial stewardship.

Dr. Zaoutis will be presented with the award at SHEA’s 19th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, Calif. on March 19, 2009.

Founded in 1980, SHEA aims to prevent and control infections in healthcare settings.