Dr Nahid Choudhury is a clinical microbiologist. He has completed his initial bachelor degree in veterinary medicine and became interested in infectious diseases. He pursued his postgraduate training in microbiology and, completed his PhD in virology from Queensland University of Technology in 2013. He was later employed as a Research Fellow, clinical microbiologist at the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) group, at Griffith University, University of the Sunshine Coast and then started collaborative research with Paterson and Zowawi Group at The University of Queensland. Dr Choudhury is interested in infection prevention and control, particularly (1) identifying risks of developing catheter related bloodstream infections, particularly those caused by antimicrobial resistant bacteria, (2) developing innovative tools including rapid diagnostic and devices for predicting hospital-acquired infections and outbreaks that caused by antimicrobial resistant organisms. He has been involved in the developing national and international collaborations, and published several papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Choudhury has succeeded in receiving and managing a total of $245,500 research funds and scholarships/awards as a chief and an associate investigator from national and international funding agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Virology, Queensland University of Technology: 2013
  • Master of Science in Microbiology, Bangladesh Agricultural University: 2007
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Bangladesh Agricultural University: 2005

RESEARCH GRANTS

  1. Choudhury M. Tracking of antibacterial resistance associated with the use of antimicrobial impregnated dressings. Medtronic Infection Control Award 2016 ($12,000)
  2. Paterson D, Rickard C, McMillan D, Choudhury M. emeRgence of Antibacterial resistanCe associated with the use of antimicrobial impregnated drEssings (the RACE Study). Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) Research Foundation 2016 ($40,000).
  3. Choudhury M. Webster J, Marse M. Biopatch™ or Excilon® to reduce the incidence of Central-Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection: A randomized controlled trial (CLABSI trial). Griffith University New Researcher Grant Scheme 2015
  4. Gavin NC, McMillan D, Keogh S, Choudhury M & Rickard C. The safety of pArenteral nutrition regarding microbial growth and vascular catheter-related infection (The FACT Study). Baxter Investigator Initiated Research 2015 (US$15,000) and American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Rhoads Research Foundation 2015 (US$5,000).
  5. DJ McMillan, Rickard, C, P Scuffham, R Chan, M Choudhury. Emergence of Chorhexidine Tolerance in Bacteria associated with Catheter Related Infections. University of the Sunshine Coast faculty Seed Research Grant 2014 ($10,000).
  6. Rickard, C, DJ McMillan, P Scuffham, R Chan, M Choudhury. CHEERs: the chlorhexidine resistance study. Griffith Health Institute Project Grant 2014 ($20,000).

AWARDS

  • Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Conference Scholarship 2016
  • Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching And Research (AVATAR) Conference Scholarship 2016
  • The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) Publication of Month Award 2016

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Wright-Up Scholarship 2013
  • QUT Grant in Aid Scholarship 2012
  • QUT Post-Graduate Research Award 2009–2013

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Rickard CM, Marsh CM, Webster J, Naomi Runnegar N, Larsen E, McGrail MR, Fullerton F, Emilie Bettington E, Whitty JA, Choudhury MA, Tuffaha H, Corley A, McMillan DJ, Fraser JF, Marshall A, Playford GE (2018). Dressings and securements for the prevention of peripheral intravenous catheter failure in adults (SAVE): a pragmatic, randomised controlled, superiority trial. THELANCET (under review)
  2. Gavin, N. C., McMillan, D. , Keogh, S. , Choudhury, MA, Ray‐Barruel, G. and Rickard, C. M. (2018), Effect of Delaying Replacement of Parenteral Nutrition Intravenous Administration Sets: Preclinical Experiments and a Dynamic Laboratory Model of Microbial Colonization. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. . doi:10.1002/jpen.1039
  3. Choudhury MA, Sidjabat HE, Rathnayake IU, Gavin N, Banu S, Huygens F, Paterson DL, Rickard CM and McMillan DJ (2017). Culture independent detection of chlorhexidine resistance genes qacA/B and smr in bacterial DNA recovered from body sites treated with chlorhexidine containing dressings. J Med Microbiol. 2017 Apr;66(4):447-453.
  4. Choudhury, MA., A. M. Wailan, H. E. Sidjabat, L. Zhang, N. Marsh, C. M. Rickard, M. R. Davies and D. J. McMillan (2017) . Draft genome sequence of Roseomonas mucosa strain AU37, isolated from a peripheral intravenous catheter. Genome Announc. 2017 Apr; 5(15): e00128-17.
  5. Chan RJ, Northfield S, Larsen E, Mihala G, Ullman A, Hancock P, Marsh N, Gavin N, Wyld D, Allworth A, Russell E, Choudhury MA, Flynn J, Rickard CM. 2017. Central venous Access device SeCurement And Dressing Effectiveness for peripherally inserted central catheters in adult acute hospital patients (CASCADE): a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials. Oct 4;18(1):458. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2207-x.
  6. Webster J, Larsen E, Marsh N, Choudhury MA, Harris P, Rickard CM (2017). Chlorhexidine gluconate or polyhexamethylene biguanide disc dressing to reduce the incidence of Central-Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection: a feasibility randomized controlled trial (the CLABSI trial). J Hosp Infect. 2017 Jul; 96(3):223-228.
  7. Rickard CM, Marsh NM, Webster J, Gavin NC, Chan RJ, McCarthy AL, Mollee P, Ullman AJ, Kleidon T, Chopra V, Zhang L, McGrail MR, Larsen E, Choudhury MA, Keogh S, Alexandrou E, McMillan DJ, Mervin MC, Paterson DL, Cooke M, Ray-Barruel G, Castillo MI, Hallahan A, Corley A, Geoffrey Playford E (2017). Peripherally InSerted CEntral catheter dressing and Securement in cancer patients: the PISCES Trial. Protocol for a 2x2 factorial, superiority randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 15;7(6):e015291.
  8. Choudhury MA, Marsh N, Banu S, Paterson DL, Rickard CM and McMillan DJ (2016) Molecular comparison of bacterial communities on peripheral intravenous catheters and matched skin swabs. PLOS ONE, Jan 5; 11(1): e0146354.
  9. Banu S, Choudhury MA and Shilu Tong. 2016. Dengue: emergence, determinants, and climate change. Neglected Tropical Diseases - Oceania. Springer 1st ed. 2016, V, 294 (Editors: Loukas, Alex)
  10. Choudhury MA, Lott WB, Banu S, Cheng AY, Teo YY, Ong RTH and Aaskov J (2015). Nature and extent of genetic diversity of dengue viruses determined by 454 pyrosequencing. PLOS ONE, 10(11):e0142473.
  11. Rickard CM, Choudhury MA, et al (2015) Intravascular device administration sets: Replacement after standard versus prolonged use in hospitalised patients. The RSVP trial: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 5: e007257
  12. Rickard CM, Marsh NM, Webster J, Choudhury MA, et al (2015). Securing All intraVenous devices Effectively in hospitals - The SAVE Trial: study protocol for a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. Sep 23;5(9):e008689.
  13. Choudhury MA, Lott WB, Aaskov J (2014) Distribution of Fitness in Populations of Dengue Viruses. PLOS ONE 9: e107264
  14. Choudhury MA (2013). Population dynamics of RNA viruses. PhD thesis (Supervisor Professor John Aaskov)
  15. Choudhury MA., Banu S, & Islam M. A., 2008. Forecasting dengue incidence in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A time series analysis. WHO Dengue Bulletin 32: 29-37.

Conference Presentations and Seminars (National and International)

  1. Choudhury MA, Sidjabat HE, Rickard CM and McMillan DJ. Culture independent detection of chlorhexidine resistance genes qaca/b and smr in bacterial dna recovered from body sites treated with chlorhexidine containing dressings. 5th Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Conference 2016, Melbourne and XIX International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria, 2016 Brisbane. (Poster Presentation)
  2. Gavin NC, McMillan D, Choudhury MA, Keogh S, Rickard CM. The safety of parenteral nutrition regarding microbial growth and vascular catheter-related infection (The FACT Study). 24th Annual RBWH Healthcare Symposium 2015, Brisbane, 12-16 October. (Poster Presentation)
  3. Choudhury M, N Marsh, R Chan, C Rickard and DJ McMillan. Distribution of chlorhexidine tolerance genes in bacterial DNA associated with chlorhexidine impregnated dressings. Australian Society for Antimicrobials annual scientific meeting 2015. Brisbane, QLD, Australian. (Poster Presentation)
  4. Choudhury M, Marsh N, Rickard C and McMillan D. Distribution of Chlorhexidine tolerance genes in bacterial DNA associated with chlorhexidine impregnated dressings. NHMRC CRE in Nursing Skin Integrity Symposium 2015, Brisbane, 31 July. (Poster Presentation)
  5. Choudhury M, Marsh N, Rickard C and McMillan D. A culture-independent comparison of bacterial communities on peripheral intravenous catheters and matching skin swabs. Australian Society for Microbiology 2015, Canberra, July 12- July 15. (Poster Presentation)
  6. Population Dynamics of Dengue Viruses, 2012. Arbovirus Laboratory, New York State Department of Health, USA. (Oral Presentation)
  7. Population Dynamics of RNA Viruses, 2013. Plant Biosecurity Laboratory, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. (Oral Presentation)
  8. Choudhury MA, Lott B, and Aaskov J. Fitness within populations of DENV and clade replacement. Australian Arbovirus Symposium 2012, Gold Coast, Australia. (Oral Presentation)
  9. Choudhury M, Aaskov J. For what is a dengue virus fit? America Society for tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2010. 59th Annual meeting, Atlanta, USA. (Poster Presentation)
  10. Choudhury MA, Lott B, and Aaskov J. Distribution of fitness in population of mosquito borne RNA viruses. IHBI Inspire 2010, Gold Coast, Australia. (Oral Presentation)
  11. Choudhury MA, Banu S, Hossain S, Sultana GN, Islam MT, Islam MA. Isolation and confirmation of dengue viruses by nucleotide sequencing of the outbreak year 2007 in Bangladesh. 14th BSVER Annual Scientific Conference of Bangladesh Society for Veterinary Education and Research 2008, Bangladesh. (Oral Presentation)
  12. Haque M, Choudhury MA, et al. Isolation and molecular detection of Newcastle disease virus from clinical and post-mortem samples of layer and broiler chicken. 23rd Annual Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists conference 2007, Bangladesh. (Oral Presentation)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Sessional Academic – Tutoring, Medical Microbiology (LFS262), USC: 2017
  • Sessional Academic – Tutoring, Microbial Pathogenesis (MBT353), USC: 2017
  • Sessional Academic – Tutoring, Principals of Immunology (LQB 387), QUT: 2011
  • Sessional Academic – Tutoring, Microbial Immunology (LSB535), QUT: 2011
  • Sessional Academic – Tutoring, Human Anatomy (LQB183), QUT: 2010-2011

STUDENT SUPERVISION

  • Mentor of two school students from Christian College Brisbane (work experience project): 2018
  • Mentor of a Research Nurse PhD student at Griffith University: 2014-2017
  • Mentoring an Honours student, University of Sunshine Coast: 2015
  • Mentor of a Masters student at Bangladesh Agricultural University: 2007     

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Australasian College of Infection Prevention & Control (ACIPC): 2015–Current
  • Member of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials (ASA): 2014–Current   
  • Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR): 2014–Current   
  • Member of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS): 2014–2015         
  • International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID): 2013–Current