October 1, 2007


Winners of the 2007 IDSA/SHEA Advancements in MRSA Awards
sponsored by Pfizer

Young Investigator Award in MRSA 

The purpose of the award is to provide funding for outstanding clinical or epidemiological research on MRSA.  The total award amount is $200,000 given over a two-year period. The recipient will receive unrestricted funds to support his or her salary, technicians, laboratory supplies, and equipment. 

Clarence “Buddy” Creech III, MD

Project:  Methicillin-Resistant Colonization in Women and Newborns

Special Innovation Awards in MRSA 

The purpose of these awards is to help fund new, innovative projects designed to prevent, diagnose, or treat MRSA.  These awards are given to help clinicians, hospital epidemiologists, or public health officials directly involved in combating MRSA at the institutional or community level.  Two awards of $24,000 each were granted.  These one-time, unrestricted awards to be used to help “seed” new efforts, generate hypotheses, and continuous quality improvement initiatives, health services research, educational efforts, surveillance projects, and other demonstration projects. 

Michelle Barton-Forbes, MD

Project: Predicting the Threshold for Change in Empiric Medical Management of Shin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Era of Community-acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus 

Cassandra Salgado, MD

Project:  Providing Evidence of Clonal MRSA Spread to Healthcare Workers to Control Nosocomial Spread of the Organism

Special Recognition Award in MRSA

The purpose of the award is to recognize recent outstanding clinical or epidemiological research that can be expected to make an important contribution toward preventing, diagnosing, or treating MRSA.

Vance Fowler, MD

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