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Patient Safety Authority Board of Directors Names Infection Advisory Panel
Date:9/11/2007

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Sciences in the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers

for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He temporarily served as

CDC's Deputy Director for Science and Public Health. He has assisted

in coordinating emerging infectious disease programs, including

bioterrorism, food safety, and antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Ostroff

completed CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) training while

assigned to the Washington State Department of Health from 1986-1988.

He has authored/co-authored more than 50 scientific publications and

book chapters. He has co-chaired the surveillance and response

subcommittee of the Emerging Infections Working Group of the Council on

International Science, Engineering, and Technology (CISET), NSTC, and

is on the scientific advisory board of the Armed Forces Institute of

Pathology and chairs the Disease Control Subcommittee of the Armed

Forces Epidemiology Board. He is a fellow of the Infectious Disease

Society of America and a member of the American Society for

Microbiology, American Epidemiological Society, and International

Society for Travel Medicine.

-- Dr. Ostroff was nominated as a representative of the PA Department of

Health.

Abby Weand, RN

HAI Project Leader

Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4)

-- Ms. Weand is a registered nurse researcher and a member of the Health

Policy Research Department of PHC4. She participated in the advisory

panel of infection control professionals who developed the criteria and

guidelines by which facilities submit healthcare acquired infection

data to PHC4. She is responsible for interfacing with facilities

regarding HCAI related questions and provides guidance and

interpretation of the HAI collection manual. She
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