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.

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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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Alsaggaf, Rotana; O'Hara, Lyndsay M; Stafford, Kristen A et al. (2018) Quasi-experimental Studies in the Fields of Infection Control and Antibiotic Resistance, Ten Years Later: A Systematic Review. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 39:170-176
Harris, Anthony D; Sbarra, Alyssa N; Leekha, Surbhi et al. (2018) Electronically Available Comorbid Conditions for Risk Prediction of Healthcare-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 39:297-301
Blanco, Natalia; Harris, Anthony D; Rock, Clare et al. (2018) Risk Factors and Outcomes Associated with Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii upon Intensive Care Unit Admission. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 62:
Sbarra, Alyssa N; Harris, Anthony D; Johnson, J Kristie et al. (2018) Guidance on Frequency and Location of Environmental Sampling for Acinetobacter baumannii. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 39:339-342
O'Hara, Lyndsay M; Masnick, Max; Leekha, Surbhi et al. (2017) Indirect Versus Direct Standardization Methods for Reporting Healthcare-Associated Infections: An Analysis of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Maryland. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38:989-992
Jackson, Sarah S; Leekha, Surbhi; Magder, Laurence S et al. (2017) The Effect of Adding Comorbidities to Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Risk-Adjustment Methodology. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38:1019-1024
Masnick, Max; Morgan, Daniel J; Sorkin, John D et al. (2017) Can National Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Data Differentiate Hospitals in the United States? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38:1167-1171
Barnes, Sean L; Rock, Clare; Harris, Anthony D et al. (2017) The Impact of Reducing Antibiotics on the Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38:663-669
Evans, Scott R; Harris, Anthony D (2017) Methods and issues in studies of CRE. Virulence 8:453-459
Jackson, Sarah S; Leekha, Surbhi; Magder, Laurence S et al. (2017) Electronically Available Comorbidities Should Be Used in Surgical Site Infection Risk Adjustment. Clin Infect Dis 65:803-810

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