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A hospital is a place for healing. Yet, nearly 100,000 people in the United States die each year from infections directly related to their medical care. The epidemic of healthcare-associated infections kills more Americans each year than breast cancer, motor vehicle accidents, and HIV infection combined.

With years of clinical experience protecting patients at the University of Chicago Medical Center and as national leaders in infection prevention research, experts at the University of Chicago are uniquely positioned to meet this challenge, whether it be in house or off-site through University of Chicago Infection Prevention (UCIP) Outreach.

To combat the epidemic of healthcare-associated infections, the University of Chicago is committed to: protecting patients, staff, and visitors from infections through the University of Chicago Medical Center's Infection Control Program, advancing the science and practice of infection prevention through translational research, and providing educational and training opportunities for clinicians and other professionals dedicated to infection prevention.

 

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