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OSU Researcher Gets Share of $10 Million Grant

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. Kurt B. Stevenson (43065) of Ohio State University Medical Center is among the recipients of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) $10 million grant to study approaches to reducing infections in health care settings.

Shared between five institutions, the grant will focus on improving surveillance for health care-associated infections using electronic health information.

The CDC estimates that each year, about 2 million infections are acquired in health care centers resulting in 90,000 deaths and more than $4.5 billion in excess health care costs.

Other schools honored were: University of Utah, Washington University, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and Rush University Medical Center. CDC names new prevention epicenters every five years based on peer-reviewed grant applications. The prevention epicenters select and collaborate on joint research projects.

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