Internal Medicine Research Day, 2021

When last year’s Research Day was held in late October 2020, vaccines for the COVID-19 virus were still in clinical trials and still unapproved for the general public. Organizers were forced to hold that year’s celebration entirely online and did so effectively, splitting it across two days to reduce Zoom fatigue. Nonetheless, the department’s ingenuity […]

November 2019 – Rajeshwari Nair

Rajeshwari Nair, MBBS, PhD, understands that the bigger picture is made up of many details and that effective solutions require a grasp of both the bird’s-eye-view as well as the one through a microscope. As an Associate in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Nair works closely with a number of other investigators blending those […]

Schweizer receives $2.5M AHRQ R01

Marin Schweizer, PhD, associate professor in General Internal Medicine, received a five-year, $2.5M R01 grant from the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Schweizer’s proposed research will help prevent Staphylococcus aureus and other high-risk infections from spreading to people using dialysis. “We are calling this the PAINTS […]

Schweizer to identify a smarter culture “culture”

Marin Schweizer, PhD, Associate Professor in General Internal Medicine and of Epidemiology, has been awarded a three-year, $959,440 Merit Award, as part of the VA’s HSR&D Investigator-Initiated Research program. Dr. Schweizer will use this grant to study how best to reduce unnecessary testing and prescription of antibiotics. She and her co-investigator, Dr. Kalpana Gupta, a […]

September 2018 – Marin Schweizer

Marin Schweizer, PhD, thinks a lot about how to make effective change stick. For about the last eight years, she has been working on ways to reduce the incidences of hospital-acquired infections (HAI), particularly those that come during and after surgeries. An Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in General Internal Medicine and of Epidemiology, Dr. […]

Schweizer Receives VA Merit Grant

Dr. Marin Schweizer, Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, has been awarded a 3-year, $912,000 VA Merit grant through Health Services Research and Development to potentially develop more reliable guidelines for prescribing indefinite oral antibiotics, also known as chronic antibiotic suppression (CAS). CAS can last anywhere from 6 months to 10 years and […]