Research on Global Sepsis Epidemiology Awarded


For her meta-analysis on the global burden of sepsis, Carolin Fleischmann (Center for Sepsis Control and Care, Jena University Hospital, Germany) was awarded the “Hanse Promotionspreis”, a national award for excellent theses in intensive care research, acknowledging the importance of the first systematic analysis of global data on sepsis epidemiology. With 31.5 million sepsis cases and at least 5 million deaths, sepsis is the number one preventable cause of death and a major public health problem worldwide. Global action is needed to reduce the burden of sepsis around the world.

Marvin Zick