Dr. Mark Stibich, an alumnus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been honored as a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Stibich received an MSPH from the School’s department of international health and a PhD from the School’s department of health, behavior and society in 2005.
Dr. Stibich is a visiting scientist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is also the co-founder and chief scientific officer of Xenes Disinfection Services, a firm focusing on reducing microorganisms that cause healthcare associated infections. According to a news release from Xenex Disinfection Services, nearly 300 people die in the U.S. every day from an infection they acquired in a healthcare facility and the death toll can be even higher internationally.
The news release also notes that fellowship in IDSA honors the distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. Applicants for IDSA Fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria that may include continuing identification with the field of infectious diseases national or regional recognition, and publication of their scholarly work.