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ICU/Patient Outcomes Expert to Speak on Nov. 11 at Creighton

ICU/Patient Outcomes Expert to Speak on Nov. 11 at Creighton

Marin Kollef, M.D., Virginia E. and Sam J. Golman Chair in Respiratory Intensive Care Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and director of the medical intensive care unit and the respiratory care services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 11, as part of the 2009-10 Creighton University School of Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series.

Kollef’s lecture, “Optimizing the Management of Sepsis in the Hospital Setting,” will be presented noon-1 p.m. in the Morrison Seminar Room of Creighton University Medical Center, 601 N. 30 St. It is free to the public.

The lecturer has received numerous teaching awards and is a recognized expert in the performance of clinical outcomes release in intensive-care unit settings. His clinical research has focused on understanding and preventing nosocomial infections and improving care of mechanically ventilated patients.

Kollef has published extensively on ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention/treatment and the importance of antibiotic resistance in the ICU setting.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the Creighton University Office of Continuing Medical Education and the School of Medicine. Kollef is the second of five lecturers for the 2009-10 season. The Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine is co-sponsoring Kollef’s talk. For a calendar of CME events, visit

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