Jeffrey Caterino, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at OSU. He also serves as the Director of Emergency Medicine Clinical Research at Ohio State and recently received a 2012 ASPIRE Award in Antibacterial Research from Pfizer, Inc.
The ASPIRE (Advancing Science through Pfizer – Investigator Research Exchange) Award aims to advance the medical knowledge to better understand disease pathogenesis, risk factors, host response and treatment outcomes in adult patients. The one-year $100,000 award enables Dr. Caterino to conduct a study on the antibiotic tigecycline. The goal of the study is to provide further information on the drug’s safety and efficacy in certain high-risk populations including patients with diabetes, immunosuppression, and advanced age.
Dr. Caterino attended Dartmouth College where he majored in History and then moved onto medical school at Penn State University. He completed a dual residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Emergency and Internal Medicine and then came to Ohio State where he earned an M.P.H. in Clinical and Translational Sciences.
He is no stranger to awards and recognition. In 2007, Dr. Caterino received a career development award from the American Geriatrics Society. And then in 2010, the National Institute of Health recognized his efforts with a 5-year career development award to study infections in older emergency department patients. So the ASPIRE Award continues a trend in Dr. Caterino’s career by recognizing his passion and ongoing contributions to medicine.
“This award will help me to continue down the path of improving care for patients with acute infections. A key component of such awards is the institutional contribution of OSU, which provides the support and resources to successfully complete projects such as these.”