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IDPIO Collaborating Offices and Team Members

For their leadership, expertise, and dedication to influenza prevention efforts within the VHA medical system and the Infection: Don't Pass It On (IDPIO) campaign, the coordinating team would like to acknowledge:

  • Cynthia L Gibert, MD, MSc; Professor of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Director of Special Projects Medical Service, Washington DC VA Medical Center
  • Stephen M. Kralovic, MD, MPH; Hospital Epidemiologist, Cincinnati VA Medical Center and Medical Epidemiologist, National Infectious Diseases Service, VA Central Office
  • Darren R. Linkin, MD, MSCE; Hospital Epidemiologist, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA; Chief of Medicine and Director, Primary and Subspecialty Medicine Service Line; Minneapolis VA Healthcare System
  • Richard Martinello, MD; Chief Consultant, Clinical Public Health, VA Central Office, and Associate Professor, Depts of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
  • Janet Durfee, RN, MSN, APRN; Deputy Chief Consultant, Clinical Public Health, VA Central Office
  • Heather Reisinger, PhD; Investigator, Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE), VA Iowa City Health Care System
  • Eli Perencevich, MD, MS; Interim Center Director, Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE), VA Iowa City Health Care System

Coordinating Offices and Members

Clinical Public Health (lead)

  • Troy Knighton, EdS, LPC; National Seasonal Influenza & IDPIO Program Manager, VA Central Office (campaign coordinator)

Occupational Health

  • Pamela Hirsch, NP-C, BS, MEd, MS; Director of Clinical Occupational Health, VA Central Office

Office of Public Health

  • Prachi Patel, Communications Specialist, VA Central Office

Women Veterans Health Services

  • Jonna Brenton, RN, MN, CNL; Women Veteran Program Manager, VA Montana Health Care System

VHA Employee Education System

  • Lorraine Bem, EdD, MSHA, MSN, FACHE; National Project Manager/ANCC Nurse Planner, Birmingham Employee Education Resource Center

VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NPC)

  • Kathleen Pittman, RN, MPH; Program Manager, Prevention Practice, National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Office of Patient Care Services

National Infectious Diseases Service

  • Marla Clifton, RN, MSN, CIC; Acting Clinical Programs Coordinator, VA Central Office
  • Kathleen De Roos, APRN, MSN, CIC; Clinical Programs Coordinator, Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), VA Central Office
  • Judy Whitlock RN MSN APRN CIC; Educator/Specialist, MRSA/MDRO Program Office, VA Central Office

Office of Nursing Services

  • Cynthia Dutra-Brice, RN; Cardiac Cath/Electrophysiology Lab Manager, Palo Alto VA Medical Center

VA National Center for Patient Safety

  • Caryl Z. Lee, RN, MSN; Deputy Director, VA National Center for Patient Safety, VA Central Office
  • Maisha Mims, MPH; Program Analyst, VA National Center for Patient Safety, VA Central Office
  • Jacqueline Parker, RN, MS, MPH; Patient Safety Officer, VISN3–NY/NJ HCS

Office of Nursing Services

  • Cynthia Dutra-Brice, RN; Cardiac Cath/Electrophysiolgy Lab Manager, Office of Nursing Services, Palo Alto VA Medical Center

VA Health Care Professionals

  • Linda Daninger, RN, MSN, PHCNS-BC; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Program Manager, Albuquerque VA Medical Center
  • Mary "Micki" Gillis, RN, MSN, CIC; Infection Control Coordinator, Boise VA Medical Center
  • John Goldizen, MSN, RN, CCRN; VHA-CM, Deputy Associate Director, Nursing and Patient Care Services, Charleston VA Medical Center
  • Mary Kay Hollingsworth, VISN 8 Communications Manager
  • Vicki Macks, RN, BSN, CIC; MDRO Prevention Coordinator, Memphis VA Medical Center
  • Scott E. Mambourg, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP; Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy and Education Programs, Sierra Nevada Health Care System
  • Sherri Pruett, RN, BSN; Occupational Health Services, Salisbury VA Medical Center
  • Alex (Jim) Schneider, PharmD; Pharmacoeconomist, VA Nebraska Western Iowa HCS

Special thanks to our colleagues in these organizations who are instrumental in VA's seasonal influenza campaign efforts:

  • VA Office of Quality, Value, and Safety
  • VA Pharmacy Benefits Management
  • VA National Acquisitions Center
  • Department of Health and Human Services, National Vaccine Program Office