Dr. Susan Huang, principal investigator for the NIH Collaboratory’s ABATE (Active Bathing To Eliminate Infection) UH3 Demonstration Project, has received a Clinical Research Achievement Award(PDF) from the Clinical Research Forum, an advocacy group that includes leaders from academia, government, industry, and private foundations.
ABATE is a cluster-randomized trial that will evaluate different strategies for preventing hospital-acquired infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, a potentially serious complication and one that is particularly dangerous in intensive care units, although MRSA is known to create problems across a wide range of settings.
Dr. Huang was one 10 winners of CRF Research Achievement Awards, which are presented annually. A key report related to the ABATE project was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in June of 2013.
Congratulations to Dr. Huang and her team!