Nicholas Turner, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Email address nick.turner@duke.edu

Education and Training

College/University
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Medical School
Duke University

Residency
Duke University - Med/Peds Combined Program

Career and Research Goals

Molecular epidemiology of drug-resistant pathogens, antimicrobial stewardship

Honors, awards and distinctions

Bruce Dixon Award (2016), James A. Stockman III Award (2016), Medical Student Teaching Award (2016), Robert M. Califf Medicine Resident Research Award (2016), Best QI Poster – Duke Resident Research Symposium (2016), NC ACP Meeting – Best Overall Poster (2016), Eugene A. Stead Resident Research Grant (2015), Dr. William Bell Award (2015), Appleseed Award for medical student education (2015), Doris Parrish Award for thesis in Oncology (2013), Duke Medicine Barham Senior Merit Scholarship (2011), Eugene A. Stead Research Scholarship (2010), Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Petes Research Scholarship (2010), Hinsdil Microbiology High Achievement Award (2009), Hilldale Research Fellowship Award (2008), Medical Scholars Summer Fellowship Grant (2007)

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

There are multiple ID attendings whom I admire deeply, not just for their intelligence and devotion to their work but also their motivation to fellows meet their career goals. It is hard to keep track of all the potential opportunities for research, advocacy or clinical experiences available to Duke fellows.

What are your interests outside of medicine?

I'm a major plant enthusiast (my first job was in botany) and former cross-country skier.

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, 2016 - 2019
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, 2012 - 2016
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 2012

Publications

Turner, Nicholas A., Bobby G. Warren, Maria F. Gergen-Teague, Rachel M. Addison, Bechtler Addison, William A. Rutala, David J. Weber, Daniel J. Sexton, and Deverick J. Anderson. “Impact of Oral Metronidazole, Vancomycin, and Fidaxomicin on Host Shedding and Environmental Contamination With Clostridioides difficile.” Clin Infect Dis 74, no. 4 (March 1, 2022): 648–56. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab473.

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Yarrington, Michael E., Rebekah H. Wrenn, Justin Spivey, Christopher J. Shoff, Eileen K. Maziarz, S Shaefer Spires, Nicholas A. Turner, Anthony Diez, Deverick J. Anderson, and Rebekah W. Moehring. “Well-being tradeoffs: Effect of loosening overnight restrictions on antimicrobial starts.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 43, no. 2 (February 2022): 255–57. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2021.340.

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Whelan, Patrick, Alicia Nelson, Christopher J. Kim, Christian Tabib, Glenn Preminger, Nicholas A. Turner, Michael Lipkin, and Sonali D. Advani. “Investigating Risk Factors for Urine Culture Contamination in Outpatient Clinics: A New Avenue for Diagnostic Stewardship.” Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol 2, no. 1 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1017/ash.2021.260.

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Hobbs, Athena L. V., Nicholas Turner, Imad Omer, Morgan K. Walker, Ronald M. Beaulieu, Muhammad Sheikh, S Shaefer Spires, et al. “Risk factors for mortality and progression to severe COVID-19 disease in the Southeast region in the United States: A report from the SEUS Study Group.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 42, no. 12 (December 2021): 1464–72. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.1435.

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Hurst, Jillian H., Sarah M. Heston, Hailey N. Chambers, Hannah M. Cunningham, Meghan J. Price, Lilianna Suarez, Carter G. Crew, et al. “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infections Among Children in the Biospecimens from Respiratory Virus-Exposed Kids (BRAVE Kids) Study.” Clin Infect Dis 73, no. 9 (November 2, 2021): e2875–82. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1693.

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Garrido, Carolina, Jillian H. Hurst, Cynthia G. Lorang, Jhoanna N. Aquino, Javier Rodriguez, Trevor S. Pfeiffer, Tulika Singh, et al. “Asymptomatic or mild symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection elicits durable neutralizing antibody responses in children and adolescents.” Jci Insight 6, no. 17 (September 8, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1172/jci.insight.150909.

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Advani, Sonali D., Becky A. Smith, Jessica Seidelman, Nicholas Turner, Deverick J. Anderson, and Sarah S. Lewis. “Comparison of metrics used to track central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) across a regional network.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, July 16, 2021, 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2021.297.

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Turner, Nicholas A., Mollie I. Sweeney, Ana M. Xet-Mull, Jeremy Storm, Suhail K. Mithani, David B. Jones, Jeremy J. Miles, David M. Tobin, and Jason E. Stout. “A Cluster of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Tenosynovitis Following Hurricane Relief Efforts.” Clin Infect Dis 72, no. 12 (June 15, 2021): e931–37. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1665.

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Karlovich, Norah S., Suchita Shah Sata, Brian Griffith, Ashley Coop, Ibukunoluwa C. Kalu, John J. Engemann, Jessica Seidelman, et al. “In pursuit of the holy grail: Improving C. difficile testing appropriateness with iterative electronic health record clinical decision support and targeted test restriction.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, June 4, 2021, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2021.228.

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Mourad, Ahmad, Nicholas A. Turner, Arthur W. Baker, Nwora Lance Okeke, Shanti Narayanasamy, Robert Rolfe, John J. Engemann, Gary M. Cox, and Jason E. Stout. “Social Disadvantage, Politics, and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Trends: A County-level Analysis of United States Data.” Clin Infect Dis 72, no. 10 (May 18, 2021): e604–7. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1374.

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