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Despite the fact that 70% of healthcare in the US is provided in community hospital settings, little data have been published from this important healthcare setting. DICON provides a unique research resource that provides important data and information to fill this void. Over the past decade, physician epidemiologists in DICON have completed and published numerous studies on hospital epidemiology, infection control, and multidrug resistant organisms in community hospitals. Furthermore, this unique resource has been used to train numerous Infectious Disease Fellows in hospital epidemiology research.

In 2009, Dr. Deverick Anderson, DICON C0-Director, was awarded a three-year research grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars Program to study bloodstream infections in community hospitals. A video highlighting the program’s achievements and legacy can be found at http://rwjfpfsp.stanford.edu/news/video/index.html. This prestigious award served as the springboard for the tremendous growth in research activities for DICON over the last several years.

DICON was recently named as a member of the prestigious CDC Prevention Epicenter Program. This CDC-sponsored program provides support for two on-going studies. 

1.    BETR Disinfection Study

2.    sVAP Project

DICON researchers are also involved in several other on-going studies, including:


1.   
The Benefits of Universal Gowns and Gloves

2.     Bloodstream Infections in Community Hospitals

3.    ESBL Infections in Community Hospitals

4.     Multidrug-resistant Pathogens in Community Hospitals 


For further information about the DICON Research Program, please contact Dr. Deverick Anderson