Jane R. Zucker received her MD degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and her MSc degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her internal medicine residency at Kings County Hospital/SUNY Downstate and her Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Beth Israel, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute program in Boston. Dr. Zucker has served as the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Immunization at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene since August 2005. She is responsible for policy development, program management and integrity of the NYC Immunization Program. Dr. Zucker’s responsibilities also include development of programs and policies to increase vaccine coverage of adults, adolescents and children citywide, introduce new vaccines and oversight of the Vaccines for Children program (VFC) and the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR). Under her leadership, vaccination coverage for routinely recommended vaccines, including influenza, have continued to increase among young children, adolescents and adults, while racial disparities have decreased. Further, she has established a strong Adult Immunization program that works to increase vaccination coverage of all recommended vaccines through implementation of evidenced-based strategies.
At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
- Know how the annual influenza prevention efforts provide an opportunity to maximize routine recommended vaccine coverage for general and specific sub-group populations at risk.
- Appreciate the epidemiology of preventable infections in NYC, and the role that immunizations play in reducing their impact.
- Know the current recommendations for vaccines in at-risk adolescent and adult HIV-positives and PrEP candidates, including meningococcal vaccine, HBV vaccine, HAV vaccine, HPV vaccine, etc.
This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
on March 13, 2018 and will terminate March 12, 2021.
The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.
This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.
After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.
Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Zucker (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Zucker submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review and will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.
This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from:
Gilead Sciences; Janssen Therapeutics, a division of Janssen Products, LP; and Merck & Co.
To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please visit the PRN Courses Page
at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.