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Efforts by Rhodes Team To Prevent Spread of Infectious Diseases Featured in International Educator

Publication Date: 7/7/2011

Dr. Laura Luque de Johnson

Rhodes students and Biology Professor Laura Luque de Johnson are in the lead story of a recent issue of International Educator. The article is about students and faculty going abroad to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases through education and training.

Luque de Johnson and her students have been working at Benjamin Bloom National Children’s Hospital in El Salvador. Before coming to Rhodes, Luque de Johnson was a postdoctoral fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which has started a collaborative program with Rhodes called International Experience in Health Care. The article mentions St. Jude¬†working with the hospital in El Salvador on strategies for infection prevention.

“That’s where the students came in as a great resource,” Luque de Johnson says in the article. “Their job became examining the hospital’s sterilization and waste management procedures as well as the techniques for the cleaning of endoscopes. One week of specialized training at St. Jude before their departure to El Salvador prepared them for the job.” Read more.

Tags: Faculty, Honors, Students

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