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June 3rd, 2019

Sepsis Alliance Names Peter Brodhead Education Director of The Sepsis Institute

sepsisSepsis Alliance has appointed Peter Brodhead as Education Director of The Sepsis Institute. In this new position, Peter will lead the creation of The Sepsis Institute, an innovative, multiplatform program that will provide healthcare professionals with high quality, evidence-based sepsis education and training. Peter brings to the task over a decade of leadership experience in continuing medical education (CME) and a passion for providing lifesaving sepsis education across the continuum of care.

Over the course of his career, Peter directed the CME program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and brought the program to Commendation level from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Peter later became Director of CME at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), where he managed the merging of several CME programs under the Mount Sinai Health System umbrella and conducted the 2019 reaccreditation of the ISMMS CME Program.

“Sepsis is prolific, taking a life every two minutes. However, in survey after survey we find that healthcare professionals at every level are lacking sepsis-specific education and training,” said Thomas Heymann, Sepsis Alliance President and Executive Director. “Peter’s extensive experience and guidance make us confident that The Sepsis Institute will provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to rapidly diagnose and treat sepsis.”

Scheduled to launch later this year, The Sepsis Institute will include training modules and webinars for providers across the continuum of care, including primary care practitioners, emergency medical services personnel, nurses, and emergency room physicians.

“Early detection and treatment of sepsis is crucial to avoiding significant morbidity and mortality for the more than 1 million Americans who develop the condition each year. The Sepsis Institute will create and deliver expert content to equip the healthcare community with the tools needed to recognize the varying set of signs and symptoms that indicate sepsis so that effective, early treatment can be initiated across the continuum of care,” said Peter, who received his BA magna cum laude in Literature and Society from Brown University.

Content on The Sepsis Institute is funded in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, DRIVe. DRIVe is contributing $547,248 of the total $781,782 estimated project costs to develop educational content for The Sepsis Institute. Sepsis Alliance will fund the remaining development costs. For more information about DRIVe, visit https://drive.hhs.gov/.