Conquering Diseases

Study To Reduce The Risk Of Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff) Infection Among Long-Term Care Facility Patients


Seeking men and women aged 65 and older for a study of changes in the microbiome in the intestines of seniors when they move into a long-term care facility.


We are collecting stool samples and health survey data at different time points over two years from men and women who are aged 65 and older to better understand changes in the microbiome among people living in the community and those who are living in long-term care facilities.

What we're hoping for

We hope to better understand the changes that occur within the microbiome of seniors so that we might reduce the increased risk of diarrhea caused by Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) for those living in a long-term care facility.

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 Principal Investigator

John P Haran, MD

UMass Chan Medical School

 Study Contact

Lindsey  Cincotta


UMass Chan University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655