Legenza shares her work on antimicrobial stewardship at MAD-ID

Laurel Legenza

Laurel Legenza, UW-Madison Comparative Health System Global Pharmacy Fellow, presented her research highlighting designing and implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship checklist for Clostridium difficile infection in South Africa at the 20th annual Making A Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) Meeting. The checklist was designed to improve the identification and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection in South Africa. The project identified a significant risk in in-hospital mortality associated with a positive Clostridium difficile test result. Learn more about the baseline research.

Fellowship mentors at UW-Madison School of Pharmacy include Warren Rose and Susanne Barnett, associate professors (CHS), in the Pharmacy Practice Division. From the University of the Western Cape mentors include Professor Angeni Bheekie and Dr. Renier Coetzee.

Legenza received a travel grant from MAD-ID to attend and present her work. The conference was held May 10-13th in Orlando, Fla. MAD-ID is a non-profit entity dedicated to providing continuing professional education in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship.