Dr. Nicole Metzger Awarded Competitive ASHP Foundation Grant
Dr. Nicole Metzger, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, has received a national competitive grant from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to advance a study on hospital-onset clostridium difficile infection (HO-CDI).
Dr. Metzger and her Emory Healthcare PGY-2 resident, Dr. Carrie Tilton, received a $4,968 ASHP Foundation for the Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research Grant. Their project, “Advancing the Pharmacist’s Role in Preventing Healthcare Facility-Onset C. Difficile: Expansion of a Risk Prediction Model,” is a risk prevention model created by Dr. Tilton and Dr. Steven Johnson, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The new study will include a more diverse group of patients both demographically and medically to identify if there are additional risk factors that can be flagged at admission that would place a patient at higher risk for developing HO-CDI.