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  • 2020 Wolcott Award Goes to Robert A. Bonomo, MD

    Robert A. Bonomo, MD, of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, is the 2020 recipient of the Wolcott Award for Excellence in Clinical Care Leadership. The Wolcott Award recognizes outstanding clinical practitioners who have made monumental contributions to the practice of medicine in the VA healthcare system. It is the most prestigious clinical award for VA ... Read more
  • NIH Renews Funding up to $102.5M for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group

    As antibiotic-resistant bacteria become more urgent threats worldwide, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today up to $102.5 million in renewed funding over seven years for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG). This funding will allow the network to continue and enhance its mission ... Read more
  • Practical efforts to curb antibiotic prescriptions could have large effect in small hospitals

    An ARLG study sheds light on the feasibility of antibiotic stewardship programs in small, community hospitals that have limited resources. The DICON I study refers to the Duke Infection CONtrol Network that provides access to the community hospitals doing research. Led by Deverick Anderson, M.D., director of the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, ... Read more
  • ARLG study helps physicians rapidly determine whether antibiotics will be effective against certain bacterial infections

    A recent study supported by the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group, (ARLG) called The Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating Clinical Impact of RAPid Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Gram-Negative Bacteremia (RAPIDS-GN) is the largest study to evaluate the clinical impact of rapid blood culture diagnostics in the management of patients with Gram-negative bacilli bloodstream infections. RAPIDS-GN results ... Read more

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