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Public Health Townhall: Norovirus, Holiday Gatherings, Food Safety, Preparation, and Sanitization

Hosted by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).

This webinar is for all interested stakeholders. Presentation topics from Dr. Rabea Khadimi and Dr. Antonie Auguste will include holiday gatherings, Norovirus, food safety and more. Sessions are assigned by region. Please register for the session corresponding to your region below.


  • Rabea Khedimi, MDRabea Khedimi MD, is a faculty member and ID Specialty physician with UPMC / ID Connect. Rabea served as the Chief of the Infection Prevention and Control at the NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has been involved in the management of patients with suspected Infectious Diseases since she joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Khedimi completed her internal medicine training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Elmhurst and her Infectious Diseases Fellowship training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her career as a Clinician-Educator and Clinician-Administrator includes Leadership roles at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Elmhurst Hospital in Queens and Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. She was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Infectious Disease Attending at Montefiore Medical Center, she also served as a Co-Director of Microbiology/Infectious Diseases courses at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Khedimi has experience in both teaching and providing clinical care to patient with HIV, hepatitis B and C, STDs and other infectious diseases. She also has expertise in Infection Control and was most recently the Chief of the Infection Prevention and Control Department at the NYC HHC/Elmhurst Hospital.
  • Antonie J. Auguste, MD, MPH – Dr Antonie J. Auguste has been recognized as an IDSA Fellow (FIDSA). Dr. Auguste serves the ID division at UPMC/ID Connect. Her primary role focuses on providing inpatient Infectious Diseases consultation services via the Infectious Diseases Telemedicine service to multiple additional sites across telemedicine sites and rounding on the in-person services at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Additionally, she provides telemedicine Infection Prevention and Control consultation to various telemedicine sites. Antonie earned her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the State University of New York at Stony Brook University Hospital and School of Medicine. She obtained her MPH degree from Columbia University School of Public Health, and a BA degree in biology from Columbia University.
  • Kate Gass, RN, BSN, CIC – With a varied background in clinical nursing and nursing management, Kate has spent time working in intensive care, emergency department and the cardiac cath lab. Earning her ASN from Butler County College, BSN from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, she is certified as a cardiac invasive specialist and is also certified by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology.


Registration is required to participate. Sessions are assigned by region. Click on the appropriate session below to register.

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30 pm