PDI Perspective Podcast: Update on COVID-19 Travel Considerations

Author: David Weber, MD, MPH

Categories: Clinical Pathogens/Alerts January 7, 2021
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PDI’s Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC, interviews Dr. David Weber, Associate Chief Medical Officer for UNC Medical Center, and Medical Director of the Department of Infection Prevention UNC Medical Center, in this podcast Update on COVID-19 Travel Considerations (recorded 12/12/2020).

In this interview, Dr. Weber provides an update on the current impact of COVID-19 on the U.S., and what that means for travel in and around the holiday seasons.

 

 

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David Weber MD, MPH
Dr. David Weber, Associate Chief Medical Officer for UNC Medical Center Associate Chief Medical Officer for UNC Medical Center

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Dr. David Jay Weber received his Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree from Wesleyan University in 1973, his Medical Degree (M.D.) from the University of California, San Diego in 1977, a Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.) from Harvard University in 1985, and completed his medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1985.

He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Preventive Medicine.  Dr. Weber has been on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1985 where he is currently the Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology in the UNC School of Medicine, and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

He serves as an Associate Chief Medical Officer for UNC Medical Center.  He also serves as Medical Director of the Department of Infection Prevention UNC Medical Center.  He is the Medical Director of the North Carolina Statewide Infection Control Program (SPICE), a Chair of UNC Biomedical IRB, and serves as the UNC Principle Investigator on the CDC sponsored Duke-UNC Epicenter.  Dr. Weber is an Associate Editor of Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology and the Secretary of the SHEA Board.

Dr. Weber has published more than 450 scientific papers in the peer-reviewed literature and more than 600 total papers and chapters.  His research interests include the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections, disinfection and sterilization, new and emerging infectious diseases (novel influenza, SARS-coV-2, MERS-coV, Ebola, Candida auris), response to biothreats, nontuberculous mycobacteria, control of drug resistant pathogens, immunization practices (especially of healthcare personnel), zoonotic diseases, and epidemiology of tuberculosis.

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