Jefferson Center for Infection Prevention & Antibiotic Stewardship

Research & Projects

Featured CIPAS Research Projects

Prevention of Infections Through Appropriate Staffing (PITAS) Study
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality


Multiple PI: Pogorzelska-Maziarz & de Cordova
George, Keith, Maio, Manning

In this study conducted funded by AHRQ, we are investigating the impact of COVID-19 on infection prevention and control (IPC) departments and rates of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance in acute hospitals and describing the evolution of IPC programs over the last decade.

Penicillin Allergy Delabeling In Children: Perspectives of Parents and Primary Care Providers
Jefferson-Nemours Pediatric Award for Clinical Research


PI: Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz
CO-Investigator: Sharon Hwang (Nemours Health, Delaware Valley)

The goal of this project is to understand penicillin allergy labeling in pediatric primary care both from the provider and parent perspectives.

Additional CIPAS Research Projects

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

PI: Mary Lou Manning

The goal of this project is to implement an academic-clinical practice partnership between the Jefferson College of Nursing and Jefferson Health’s infection prevention and control program.

National Institute of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research

Multiple PI: Stone & Shang (Columbia University)
Subcontract PI:
Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz

In this study conducted in collaboration with the Columbia University School of Nursing and the RAND Corporation, we are investigating infections (respiratory, deep tissue, urinary tract, and intravenous catheter-related) and infection prevention and control infrastructure and policies in home health care (HHC) settings across the nation.

Jefferson CDFNL Pedagogy Grant, Thomas Jefferson University

PI: Mary Lou Manning
Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Hou, C. Vyas, C., Salzman, B.

The goal of this project is to evaluate and re-design the Antibiotic Stewardship for Nurses Continuing Education Program and to ultimately expand the program beyond registered nurses by creating content that can effectively be integrated into interprofessional student clinical and learning environments. 

Rutgers University Office of Research & Economic Development Internal Pilot Grant, Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

PI: Pamela de Cordova (Rutgers University)
 Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz

The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effects of perceived registered nurse staffing, the work environment, and adequate PPE on emotional and physical exhaustion during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jefferson College of Nursing, Stratton Foundation Pilot Grant For Health Services Research

Co-PI: Mary Lou Manning & Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz
Fitzpatrick & Delegowski

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an online antibiotic stewardship for nurses continuing education program on nurses’ antibiotic resistance, antibiotic,  and antibiotic stewardship knowledge and their intent to integrate  AS into their clinical practice.

Jefferson College of Nursing, Stratton Foundation Pilot Grant For Health Services Research

Co-PI: Jack & Wheeler
Mary Lou Manning & Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz

In this study, we evaluated the impact of an antibiotic stewardship (AS) standardized patient encounter on JCN baccalaureate nursing student’s antibiotic resistance knowledge and their competence in applying the knowledge in AS activities.