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Interview with Elaine Larson, CIRI Director, about hand hygiene initiatives and the impact of public reporting policies for infections.

Congratulations to all CIRI investigators who will be presenting at ID Week in San Diego, CA, October , 17-21, 2012!


The Kass Lecture, “Infection Prevention and Social Change,” Oct 18, 3:45-5:45p. Presented by Elaine Larson.

Meet-the-Professor, “Hand Hygiene: New Technologies to Challenges in Behavior,” Oct 19, 7:00-8:15a. Presented by Elaine Larson.

Poster Presentations

Clock SA, Ferng Y, Tabibi S, Alba L, Jia H, Whittier S, DeLaMora P, Perlman J, Paul D, Zaoutis T, Larson E, Saiman L.
Risk Factors for Colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at Discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Cohen B, Behta M, Ross B, Larson E.
Predictors of Compliance with Transmission-Based Isolation Precautions.

Conway LJ, Allegranzi B, Larson E, Pittet D.
Self-Assessments of US Healthcare Facilities Participating in the World Health Organization’s “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” Campaign – 2011.

DeLaMora P, Patel S, Perlman J, Paul D, Zaoutis T, Ferng Y, Alba L, Prasad P, Larson E, Saiman L.
Antibibiotic Susceptibilities of Gram Positive Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

Green N, Clock SA, Paul D, Perlman J, Zaoutis T, Ferng Y, Alba L, Larson E, Saiman L, Patel S.
Rates, Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance Patterns.

Jeon C, Furuya EY, Berman M, Larson E. The role of pre-operative and post-operative glucose control in surgical-site infections and mortality.

Patel S, Larson E, Hum RS, Zaoutis T, Paul D, Perlman J, Duchon J, Prasad P, DeLaMora P, Evans D, Coffin S, Ferng Y, Alba L, Clock SA, Jia H, Saiman L.
A Randomized Multi-Center Trial of Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions in Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

Pogorzelska M, Perencevich EN, Larson EL, Furuya EY, Stone PW.
The Presence of Antibiotic Stewardship/Restriction Programs: A National Survey.

Prasad P, Coffin S, Zaoutis T, Patel S, Alba L, Wong-McLoughlin J, Ferng Y, Perlman J, DeLaMora P, Saiman L.
Rate of Surgical Site Infections in a Longitudinal Cohort of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Patients.

Raveis V, Pogorzelska M, Conway LJ, Uchida M, Larson EL, Stone PW.
A Qualitative Exploration of Initiation of Infection Prevention Protocols in Hospitals.

Uhlemann AC, Miko BA, Hafer CA, Sowash M, Shi Q, Lowy FD.
Epidemiology of Animal-Independent ST398 Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in Northern Manhattan.

Wong-McLoughlin J, Saiman L, Zaoutis T, Perlman J, DeLaMora P, Ferng Y, Alba L, Larson E.
Variation in the Selection and Duration of Perioperative Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Neonatal Intensive Care.

Congratulations to all CIRAR investigators who will be presenting at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Annual Meeting, June 3-6, 2012.  See you in San Antonio!

Read more about "CIRI at APIC"

Hand hygiene opportunities in pediatric extended care facilities. 
Buet A, Cohen B, Marine M, Scully F, Alper P, Simpser E, Saiman L, Larson E. 
Poster [abstract 8-082]:  Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

Gender differences in risk of bloodstream infection. 
Cohen B, Choi YJ, Hyman SR, Furuya EY, Neidell M, Larson EL. 
Poster [abstract 13-197]:  Monday, June 04, 2012, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

Multicenter study of hand carriage of potential pathogens by neonatal ICU providers.
Ferng Y, Clock S, Wong-Mcloughlin J, DeLaMora P, Perlman J, Gray K, Paul D, Prasad P, Miller L, Fierro J, Zaoutis T, Tabibi S, Alba L, Whittier S, Larson E, Saiman L. 
Poster [abstract 16-231]:  Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

Personal and household hygiene, microbial contamination, and health status in undergraduate residence halls in New York City.
Haxall KG, Cohen B, Miko BA, Conway L, Kelly N, Stare D, Tropiano C, Gilman A, Seward S, Larson EL. 
Poster [abstract 8-105]:  Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

Healthcare worker response to direct monitoring of adherence to isolation precautions.
Herzig CTA, Cohen B, Geller N, Marine M, Wilkman A, Larson EL. 
Oral abstract [1200]:  Monday, June 04, 2012, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

Overuse of topical antibiotics among inmates entering maximum-security correctional facilities in New York State.
Herzig CTA, Jovanovic O, Mukherjee DV, Lee CJ, Apa Z, Genovese M, Gage D, Koenigsmann CJ, Lowy FD, Larson EL. 
Oral abstract [1204]:  Monday, June 04, 2012, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

Improving antimicrobial stewardship in the neonatal ICU with computer decision support.
Hum RS, Ferng Y, DeLaMora P, Patel S, Duchon JM, Cato K, Larson E, Saiman L. 
Poster [abstract 12-168]:  Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

Race and ethnic disparities in hospitalizations with community-acquired infections.
Jeon CY, Neidell M, Nash D, Larson EL.
Poster [abstract 13-195]:  Monday, June 04, 2012, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

The Infection Preventionist’s Role in Implementation Science: Examples from the Field.
Stone P, Pogorzelska M, Conway L, Uchida M. 
Concurrent session [session 1501]:  Monday, June 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

CIRAR is profiled in Two by Two!

CIRAR was profiled in the April 2012 issue of Two by Two, the official newsletter of the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health.  Click HERE to read the article on pages 13-14 and to check out the rest of the exciting work happening in the Department. 

NIH Videocast Infection Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Team Approach

CIRAR Director Elaine Larson presented a history of interdisciplinary approaches to research and intervention for preventing infections and reducing antimicrobial resistance at the National Institute of Nursing Research Director’s Lectureship on January 17, 2012.

Contact CIRI:

Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
Director, CIRAR
Columbia University School of Nursing
630 West 168th Street, Box 6
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-305-0723
Fax: 212-305-0722


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