In January, faculty leader Nicole Iovine, M.D., Ph.D., assumed an expanded leadership role as epidemiologist in chief for the UF Health Shands hospital system.
“We’re very pleased to share this good news and we look forward to supporting Dr. Iovine in her new position,” said C. Parker Gibbs, M.D., chief medical officer for UF Health Shands. .
Iovine joined UF Health in 2009 as a UF College of Medicine assistant professor of medicine in the department of internal medicine’s division of infectious diseases and global medicine. From 2012 to 2014, she served as the director of the UF College of Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. She has also held a dual appointment with the Malcom Randall Veterans Health System. Since 2014, she has served as the hospital epidemiologist for UF Health Shands, guiding the hospital’s Infection Control department and collaborating across the hospital system and College of Medicine.
Prior to coming to UF Health, she held hospital appointments at New York University, Bellevue Hospital and New York Harbor Veterans Administration Medical Center in New York. She has a doctorate degree in microbiology from New York University, and she completed her medical degree, internal medicine internship and infectious disease fellowship at NYU. She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and infectious disease, and is a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America.
Iovine’s research expertise includes the clinical manifestations, epidemiology and genetics of influenza viruses; and a focus on understanding the innate defenses against and best treatment options for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections and similar diseases.
In her new role, Iovine will continue to collaborate with hospital and medical staff to guide our hospital system’s infection control and safety efforts. She will also work closely with Michele Lossius, M.D., FAAP, in her new role as chief quality officer for UF Health Shands, on infection prevention and mortality reduction.