New funding for mPOWEr investigators


mPOWEr investigators Dr. Bill Lober (Professor, UW School of Nursing/Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Medicine/Biomedial Informatics and Medical Education, School of Public Health/Division of Global Health) and Dr. Heather Evans (Associate Professor, UW School of Medicine Department of Surgery) are co-PIs on a newly received five year award under the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Safe Healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Program.

The SHEPheRD program is a broad initiative of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) to provide healthcare epidemiology prevention research, implementation, evaluation, surveillance and medication safety studies under an Indefinite Deliverables Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) mechanism. The award allows the University of Washington to respond as prime contractor to CDC proposals in the focus area of healthcare information technology development, implementation, and services (SHEPheRD Domain 5). Specific UW activities under Domain 5 will likely include applying multidisciplinary (Surgery, Biomedical Informatics, Nursing) expertise to healthcare data surveillance and management, including the development of new data sources and methods to identify hospital acquired infections, particularly post-surgical events.