Creighton epidemiologist awarded prestigious McKnight Prize for Healthcare Outbreak Heroes

Creighton epidemiologist awarded prestigious McKnight Prize for Healthcare Outbreak Heroes

A successful effort by a Creighton University physician epidemiologist to contain the outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant pathogen in a hospital specialty unit, and her rapid response to life-threatening infections from administration of unapproved biologic products, has earned her the 2020 McKnight Prize for Healthcare Outbreak Heroes.

Maureen Tierney, MD, chair of the new Department of Clinical Research, assistant dean for clinical research and public health at the Creighton University School of Medicine and medical director for clinical research at CHI Health, will receive the award virtually Oct. 29.

The award was to have been presented during the Sixth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections in March but the conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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