Recurrent cases of Clostridium difficile, the most common healthcare-linked infection in the U.S., are soaring, found James Lewis, MD, MSCE in a new study. How safe is our most promising treatment? “While we know that fecal microbiota transplantation is generally safe and effective in the short term, we need to establish the long-term safety of this procedure,” says Dr. Lewis.
To understand health and disease today, we need new thinking and novel science —the kind we create when multiple disciplines work together from the ground up. That is why this department has put forward a bold vision in population-health science: a single academic home for biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics. MORE