Johns Hopkins Medicine awarded $10 million to optimize antibiotic therapy for bacterial infections

Nov. 22, 2022
PCORI has awarded $10 million to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

To study how best to treat potentially dangerous infections commonly seen in people with underlying chronic medical conditions, two infectious disease experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine have been awarded $10 million in research funding over five years by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

The award will support a randomized controlled clinical trial at eight U.S. hospitals involving a study population of approximately 1,200 patients with bloodstream infections caused by gram-negative bacteria, such as Escherichia coli.

Johns Hopkins release