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Thursday, September 19, 2019


UNC Hospital Starbucks (upstairs)

Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS
Clinical Instructor and Fellow, Infectious Diseases
Global Health Scholar, Cohort 2017-19

Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Emily Ciccone attended Johns Hopkins for her Master of Health Sciences degree in Global Disease Epidemiology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison for medical school. She then completed combined Med-Peds residency at UNC, during which she frequently traveled to Malawi to participate in clinical, research, and education-focused work. She stayed at UNC to pursue fellowship training in Infectious Diseases and, as an OGHE Global Scholar, has continued to develop and support a Pediatric Acute Care Database in Malawi while simultaneously developing research centered on antimicrobial stewardship in resource-constrained settings. Dr. Ciccone is currently a Clinical Instructor and Fellow within the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. Her research focuses on exploring the use of a rapid point-of-care tests to differentiate viral from bacterial respiratory infections among malaria-negative children in rural southwestern Uganda. She is also part of a team that was recently awarded a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grant to establish metagenomic next generation sequencing at a research laboratory in Malawi to improve pathogen detection and antimicrobial stewardship.