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Pitt receives grant to study infections spread in hospitals

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 19, 2009

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has awarded the the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine a $4.7 million, four-year grant to study the spread and control of hospital-acquired infections. Lee Harrison, MD, the principal investigator of the grant and a university professor of medicine and epidemiology, said research will focus on C. difficile, A. baumannii, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, all of which are infections commonly spread in hospital settings.