The primary goal of CADRE is to improve veterans’ wellbeing through innovative research to advance understanding of incorporating knowledge into practice. CADRE is an energetic and upbeat organization with 18 Core investigators, 29 affiliate or associate investigators, 2 Career Development Awardees, 2 HSR&D Advanced Fellows, and 3 VA Quality Scholars, over 40 research and administrative employees, and 55 funded projects.
Dr. Eli Perencevich, the Center Director for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE), was quoted in multiple published articles including an article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette on the recent Enterovirus EV 68 outbreak and a U.S. News Health article on hospital related infections for drop in kids.
The Iowa City CREATE program “Advance the Prevention of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections” was funded in December. The program includes 4 grants, 2 based in Iowa City (Eli Perencevich, MD, PI & Heather Schacht Reisinger, PhD, PI), one in Baltimore (Dan Morgan, MD, PI) , and one in Salt Lake City (Mike Rubin, MD, PI). The program aims to:
1) determine the comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of existing and novel interventions to reduce MRSA infections in the VA;
2) determine the clinical and economic impact of the unintended consequences of contact isolation;
3) determine the relative importance and synergistic effects of interventions directed at the individual healthcare worker, clinical team, and facility;
4) collaborate with operational partners to improve MRSA prevention in VA.
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Dr. Eli Perencevich, the Center Director for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE), was quoted in the NY Times article regarding the number of MRSA infections being reported at hospitals.