Timeline

  • June 2012

    • Hospital Microbiome Workshop at the University of Chicago.
    • First round of sample collections.
    • Prepare grant proposal based on workshop recommendations.
  • November 2012

    • Conduct survey of building materials.
    • Identify all sampling locations in the building.
  • January 2013

    • Secure and activate data loggers in patient rooms.
    • Begin collecting surface, air, and water samples.
    • Identify staff members who wish to participate and begin sampling them in their current working environment.
  • February 23rd, 2013 – Hospital Opens

    • Identify patients who wish to participate and begin sampling them when they are admitted to the rooms under observation.