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Nikolaos Mavrogiorgos, MD, CASP Medical Director

“CASP created these awards to recognize colleagues’ efforts to support the appropriate and effective use of antimicrobials,” said Nikolaos Mavrogiorgos, MD, CASP medical director. “Each of us can make meaningful changes that improve improve patient care and fight antimicrobial resistance. We value those contributions and want to recognize individuals’ efforts that surpass expectations. We all can be stewards, whatever our roles.”

Antimicrobial stewardship requires partnership across disciplines and across UNC Medical Center. Antimicrobial stewardship programs are intended to both lead to improvements in patient care and slow antimicrobial resistance. They do this by ensuring antimicrobial therapies are only used when needed, and when needed, that patients receive the right drug, at the righ dose, for the right durations, via the right route of administraion. The Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (CASP) is charged with optimizing the use of antimicrobials at the Medical Center. To do that, it relies on a broad partnership of stakeholders from microbiology, pharmacy, nursing, medicine, information technology, and more.

To underline the vital role of these partnerships in successful antimicrobial stewardship, CASP launched the Super Steward Awards last year. See the 2022 awardees.

Awardees will demonstrate leadership in one or more ways. Some examples include:

  • Communicationand Engagement
  • Innovation/ Quality Improvement
  • InfectionPrevention
  • Diagnostic Stewardship
  • Research
  • Mentorship

CASP welcomes nominations (including self-nominations) of UNC Medical Center or University employees who demonstrate what it means to be an antimicrobial steward. Nominees must be employees of UNC Medical Center or the University with a role at the Medical Center and not paid employees of CASP. Awardees will be recognized in May and receive a small gift of thanks.

Nominations may be submitted via through April 10, 2023.

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2023 flyer super steward (8.5 × 11 in)