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Allison Hydzik
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Telephone: 412-647-9975

UPMC Celebrates Opening of Center for Care of Infectious Diseases

WHAT: UPMC is hosting a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Center for Care of Infectious Diseases (CCID), a new center that unites many existing services into one renovated space. Attendees will be able to meet physicians and tour the clinic.
WHY: The CCID will provide a broad range of care services including, but not limited to, HIV/AIDS, HIV-hepatitis C co-infection, C. difficile, Lyme disease, bloodstream infections, bone and joint infections, atypical mycobacterial infections, and travel-associated infections. The remodel includes 12 exam rooms and is equipped to evaluate patients with potentially contagious airborne diseases.
The CCID also encompasses several sub-specialty infectious disease clinics at UPMC, including the Pittsburgh Center for AIDS Treatment, Travel Health, Fecal Microbiota Transplant, and Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy, among others.
• John W. Mellors, M.D., professor of medicine and of pathology and Global Elimination of HIV and AIDS Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health. He also is executive director of the HIV/AIDS Program at UPMC.
• Mark Gladwin, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine, Pitt School of Medicine, and co-director of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
• John Innocenti, president of UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
WHEN: 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16
Opening remarks will be held at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Falk Medical Building, 3601 Fifth Ave., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, 15213
Note to media: To cover this event, please contact Allison Hydzik at 412-647-9975 or  

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