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Babcock named VP of health-care epidemiology group

Infectious disease specialist to emphasize infection prevention, antibiotic stewardship

February 3, 2017

Hilary M. Babcock, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named vice president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), a professional group that promotes research, education and advocacy for safe health care.

Babcock, medical director of the Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Consortium (IPEC) for BJC HealthCare and medical director for Occupational Health at Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, began her four-year term Jan. 1 and will become president in 2019. Founded in 1980, SHEA represents physicians and other health-care professionals focused on infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship.

“As a SHEA leader, I want to preserve and magnify SHEA’s strong voice advocating for safe health care for all through research, facility and legislative policy development and member support,” Babcock said.