Rush collaborates with Cook County and CDC to stop health-care-associated infections

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding researchers at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Rush University Medical Center a $2 million grant to continue a successful program aimed at preventing health-care-associated infections, antibiotic resistance, and other adverse events associated with healthcare. The project, dubbed the Chicago Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention Epicenter (CARPE), is one of only five CDC Prevention Epicenters in the country.

Dr. Robert Weinstein and his colleagues at Cook County and Rush University have been pioneers in preventing infections caused by medical devices and by antimicrobial-resistant organisms. CDC looks forward to continuing our research partnership together and hope to build upon some of their prior groundbreaking work,” said Dr. John Jernigan, director of CDC’s Office of HAI Prevention Research and Evaluation.

Rush and Cook County were chosen to participate in the program because the two institutions have a long standing collaboration and legacy of research innovation in antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention by internationally known infectious disease experts.

Read more about the grant.

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