Dr. Daniele Gusland Awarded UW Global Health Institute Grant

Congratulations to Daniele Gusland, MD, and her mentors, James Conway, MD, and Dawd Siraj, MD (Department of Medicine), on receiving $25,000 from the University of Wisconsin Global Health Institute for their project, “Etiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns of Neonatal Sepsis in Jimma, Ethiopia (EARNEST)”. The team aims to identify the most common organisms responsible for neonatal bacterial infection and estimate the likelihood of successful treatment of these organisms based on their resistance rates to first line antibiotics. This will be done via a 12-month prospective study of 1,000 neonates and young infants admitted to Jimma University Hospital with possible serious bacterial infection (as defined by the WHO danger signs, including poor feeding, seizures, fever, lethargy, hypothermia, tachypnea, and increased work of breathing).