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SHEA Awards

SHEA Barry Farr Awards - Best Paper

2021 Winner

A successful program preventing nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in a large hospital system.. ICHE - 2020; 41:547-552.  

CC Lacerna, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA

2020 Winner

Respiratory viruses on personal protective equipment and bodies of healthcare workers. ICHE - 2019; 40:1356-1360.  

Linh T. Phan, Ph.D., MS

2019 Winner

"Impact of Discontinuing Contact Precautions for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis" 2018; 39(6):676-682.

Nadia Masroor, VCU Health, Richmond, VA

2018 Winner

"A Multicenter Randomized Trial to Determine the Effect of an Environmental Disinfection Intervention on the Incidence of Healthcare-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection" 2017; 38(7):777-783.

Curtis J. Donskey, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland , OH

2017 Winner

"Prevalence of qacA/B Genes and Mupirocin Resistance Among Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Isolates in the Setting of Chlorhexidine Bathing Without Mupirocin." 2016; 37(5):590-597.

David K. Warren, Washington University, St. Louis, MO  

2016 Winner

“Comparison of a silver coated needleless connector and a standard needleless connector for the prevention of central line associated bloodstream infections.” 2015;36(3):294.

Jesse T. Jacob, Emory University, Atlanta

2015 Winner

“Survival time of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus status after institutions clearance.” 2014;35(10):1271.

Kalpana Gupta, Boston VA & Boston University

2014 Winner

Sustained improvement in hand hygiene adherence:  Utilizing shared accountability and financial incentives." 2013;34:1129.

Thomas Talbot, Vanderbilt University, Nashville

2013 Winner

“Outbreak of carbapenemresistant Enterobacteriaceae at a long in transmission through active surveillance and targeted interventions term acute care hospital: Sustained reductions.” 2012;33(10):984-992, 993-1000.

Amit Chitnis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2012 Winner

“Collaborative Cohort Study of an Intervention to Reduce Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit.” 2011;32:305-314.

Sean Berenholtz, Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute

2011  Winner

"Persistence of Skin Contamination and Environmental Shedding of Clostridium difficile during and after Treatment of C. difficile Infection" 2010;31(1):21.

Ajay Sethi, University of Wisconsin

2010 Winner

"Effectiveness of Routine Patient Cleansing with Chlorhexidine Gluconate for Infection Prevention in the Medical Intensive Care Unit" 2009;30(10):959.

Kyle Popovich, Rush

2009 Winner

"Outcomes of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infection and the impact of antimicrobial and adjunctive therapies" 2008;29(12)1099.

Gopi Patel, Mount Sinai

2008 Winner       

"Underresourced Hospital Infection Control and Prevention Programs: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish?" 2007;28(7)767.

Deverick Anderson, Duke University

"Outbreak of Colonization and Infection With Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium in a French University Hospital" 2006;27(9)984.

2006 Winner

Oliver Lesens

SHEA William Jarvis Awards - Best Paper

2021 Winner

Air and environmental sampling for SARS-CoV-2 around hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  ICHE - 2020;41(11):1258-1265

VC Cheng

2020 Winner

Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions associated with the insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters: A multiyear comparative retrospective cohort study.  ICHE - 2019;40:1215-1221

Christina Thornton, MD, PhD

2019 Winner

"A noninferiority cluster-randomized controlled trial on antibiotic postprescription review and authorization by trained general pharmacists and infectious disease clinical fellows" 2018; 39(10): 1154-1162.

Pinyo Rattanaumpawan, Mahidol University

2018 Winner

"Reduction of Environmental Contamination With Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria by Copper-Alloy Coating of Surfaces in a Highly Endemic Setting" 2017; 38(7): 765-771.

Maria Souli, University General Hospital Attikon

2017 Winner

"A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial of 6-Step vs 3-Step Hand Hygiene Technique in Acute Hospital Care in the United Kingdom" 2016; 37(6): 661-666.

Jacqui S. Reilly, Glasgow Caledonian University

2016 Winner

“Universal screening and decolonization for control of MRSA in nursing homes: A cluster randomized study.” 2015;36(4)401.

Cristina Bellini, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland

2015 Winner

"Chlorhexidine Bathing in a Tertiary Care Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Impact on Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections" 2014;35(2):158.

Caroline Quach, McGill University Health Center, Canada

2014 Winner

"Impact of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Multidimensional Hand Hygiene Approach over 13 Years in 51 Cities of 19 Limited-Resource Countries from Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe" 2015;34(4):415

Victor D. Rosenthal, International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC)

2013 Winner

"Prospective Nationwide Surveillance of Surgical Site Infections after Gastric Surgery and Risk Factor Analysis in the Korean Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System (KONIS)" 2012;33(6):572

Eu Suk Kim, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea

2012 Winner

"Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial of a Hand Hygiene Intervention Involving Pocket-Sized Containers of Alcohol-Based Hand Rub for the Control of Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities" 2011;32(1):67

Wing Kin (John) Yeung, Chinese University of Hong Kong

2011 Winner

"Successful Implementation of the World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy in a Referral Hospital in Mali, Africa" 2010;31(2):133

Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO and University of Geneva, Switzerland

2010 Winner

"Intervention with an Infection Control Bundle to Reduce Transmission of Influenza-Like Illnesses in a Thai Preschool" 2009;30(9):817

Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thammasat University Hospital, Thailand

2009 Winner

"Case-Mix Adjustment Approach to Benchmarking Prevalence Rates of Nosocomial Infection in Hospitals in Cyprus and Greece" 2008;29(8):685

Evangelos Kritsotakis, University of Crete

2008 Winner

"Prospective Observational Study of Candidemia in São Paulo, Brazil: Incidence Rate, Epidemiology, and Predictors of Mortality" 2007;28(5):570

Arnoldo Colombo, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

2007 Winner

"Active Surveillance for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) Decreases the Incidence of MRSA Bacteremia" 2006;27(10):1004

Pnina Shitrit, Sackler University, Israel