Nasia Safdar awarded funding from PCORI to study dietary fiber and gut microbes

Nasia SafdarNasia Safdar has been awarded a contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to improve research on the prevention and treatment of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Dr. Safdar’s project creates a sustainable panel of older rural Wisconsin patients and their families, and other stakeholders including UW Health Infection Prevention staff and the Wisconsin Division of Public Health. To achieve this goal, Dr. Safdar and Researcher Mary Jo Knobloch will collaborate with Dr. Betty Kaiser and Gay Thomas from the Wisconsin Network for Research Support (WINRS), Dr. Elizabeth Cox, Director of PROKids, and Dr. Betty Chewning, Director of the Sonderegger Research Center, who all have longstanding experience in stakeholder engagement across all stages of research.