This proposal is for a five year K24 Mid-Career Development Award for patient-oriented research and mentoring for Anthony Harris MD, MPH. The proposal involves research and mentoring in the areas of antimicrobial resistance and hospital epidemiology. At present, he is the principal investigator on one NIH R01 and one CDC R01. During his eight years as a faculty member, he has published more than 70 manuscripts. He has mentored a number of PhD epidemiology students and infectious disease fellows to successful academic careers and has received a mentoring award from the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He is internationally recognized for his work in the areas of antimicrobial resistance and hospital epidemiology. Dr. Harris is requesting this award to dedicate 50% of his time to mentoring, writing new grants in the areas of infection control interventions aimed at decreasing the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and nosocomial infections, and taking coursework in clinical trials and randomized-cluster design that will improve his patient-oriented research. This award will allow him to decrease his administrative and clinical responsibilities to allow more protected time for mentoring and research. This award will help him achieve his long-term goals, which include: 1) decreasing the incidence of nosocomial infections and decrease the emergence of antimicrobial resistance 2) continuing to successfully obtain NIH R01 funding in the areas of antimicrobial resistance and hospital epidemiology 3) continuing to move his patient-oriented research towards intervention trials including randomized-cluster intervention trials 4) continuing to develop his mentoring skills to mentor trainees to successfully pursue academic clinical research careers.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)
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Korpela, Jukka K
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University of Maryland Baltimore
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Rock, Clare; Thom, Kerri A; Harris, Anthony D et al. (2016) A Multicenter Longitudinal Study of Hospital-Onset Bacteremia: Time for a New Quality Outcome Measure? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:143-8
Masnick, Max; Morgan, Daniel J; Sorkin, John D et al. (2016) Lack of Patient Understanding of Hospital-Acquired Infection Data Published on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare Website. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:182-7
Wallace, Lalena; Daugherty, Sean C; Nagaraj, Sushma et al. (2016) Use of Comparative Genomics To Characterize the Diversity of Acinetobacter baumannii Surveillance Isolates in a Health Care Institution. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 60:5933-41
Harris, Anthony D; Jackson, Sarah S; Robinson, Gwen et al. (2016) Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonization in the Intensive Care Unit: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Outcomes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:544-8
Pettigrew, Melinda M; Johnson, J Kristie; Harris, Anthony D (2016) The human microbiota: novel targets for hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic resistance. Ann Epidemiol 26:342-7
Goodman, Katherine E; Lessler, Justin; Cosgrove, Sara E et al. (2016) A Clinical Decision Tree to Predict Whether a Bacteremic Patient Is Infected With an Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Organism. Clin Infect Dis 63:896-903
Sarg, Mohamed; Waldrop, Greer E; Beier, Mona A et al. (2016) Impact of Changes in Urine Culture Ordering Practice on Antimicrobial Utilization in Intensive Care Units at an Academic Medical Center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:448-54
Croft, Lindsay D; Liquori, Michael; Ladd, James et al. (2015) The Effect of Contact Precautions on Frequency of Hospital Adverse Events. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36:1268-74
Tamma, Pranita D; Han, Jennifer H; Rock, Clare et al. (2015) Carbapenem therapy is associated with improved survival compared with piperacillin-tazobactam for patients with extended-spectrum β-lactamase bacteremia. Clin Infect Dis 60:1319-25
Rock, Clare; Harris, Anthony D; Johnson, J Kristie et al. (2015) Infrequent air contamination with Acinetobacter baumannii of air surrounding known colonized or infected patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36:830-2

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