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APIC-AJIC Award for Publication Excellence

Dr. Saif Khairat has been awarded the prestigious “2023 APIC-AJIC Award for Publication Excellence” from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). This award recognizes an author who has published an article in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) that was widely read and cited during the previous year, and has the potential to make a significant impact on the practice of infection prevention and control.

Dr. Khairat’s award-winning publication, titled “Factors and reasons associated with low COVID-19 vaccine uptake among highly hesitant communities in the US”, discussed the factors that influenced individuals’ COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the US. The study reported that low education levels are a major contributor to vaccine hesitancy and ultimately vaccination levels.

The publication was co-authored with Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein, UCSF Professor and the 2023 Gordon H. DeFriese Distinguished Lecturer, and Dr. Baiming Zou associate professor at the Gilling’s School of Global Public Health. We congratulate Dr. Khairat and his co-authors on their outstanding achievement and their contribution to the field of infection control and epidemiology.

Digital Health Discussion with Governor Cooper

Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina and Dr. Saif Khairat discuss the ongoing digital health efforts to improve health outcomes and equity including the implemention telemedicine to proivde specialty care in North Carolina prisons.

Khairat Governor Cooper

Dr. Saif Khairat receives the 2022 AMIA Leadership Award at the D.C. National Press Club.

Khairat receives AMIA 2022 Leadership Award.


Dr. Khairat announces the top 3 winners of the AMIA 2022 Student Paper Competition