Alexander Sundermann (IDM '14, EPI '22) was named to the 2020 Pittsburgh Business Times 30 under 30 list which honors young professionals in the Pittsburgh region who are making a difference in their careers. Alex works with PItt's Microbial Genomics Epidemiology Laboratory, currently making that difference in the fight against COVID-19.
He's a clinical researcher with the MiGEL team who are also working with experts at UPMC and Carnegie Mellon University to build an Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare Associated Transmission (EDS-HAT). "I am thankful to work with a passionate, supporting, and multidisciplinary team at MiGEL. Our team is on the leading edge of infection prevention research and aiming to change the paradigm of healthcare outbreak investigation."
Prior to joining MiGEL, Alex worked in infection prevention at UPMC Presbyterian hospital where he implemented quality improvement measures and educated staff to reduce healthcare-associated infections.
"I'm proud to have balanced a career with starting a family," Alex told the Pittsburgh Business Times. "I'm also proud to have had the educational and work opportunities to position me to help research initiatives on COVID-19 and infectious disease outbreaks."
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