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Sepsis Innovation Collaborative (SIC) is a multi-stakeholder public/private collaborative launched by Sepsis Alliance that brings academic, clinical, industry, patient advocacy, reimbursement, research, and other stakeholders together with the common mission to address the challenges and unmet needs related to infection management and sepsis prevention, detection, treatment, and survivor support. SIC members:

  • Facilitate public-private communication with U.S. government agencies on opportunities to accelerate innovation
  • Develop a common sepsis lexicon
  • Connect longitudinal sepsis patient and survivor data
  • Improve equity across the infection management/sepsis continuum in underserved communities and vulnerable populations
  • Accelerate the time-to-market of novel products and services
  • Address the long-term healthcare challenges of sepsis survivors
For more information, please read this overview of SIC.

Sepsis Innovation Collaborative Organizational Members

Abionic USA, Inc. Cube Dx GmbH LUMINARE Reece Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. Cytovale Merck Roche
Albutran USA, LLC Delphine Diagnostics, Inc. Mothers Against Medical Error Selux
Alliance for Aging Research Erin Kay Flatley Memorial Foundation New Jersey Hospital Association Seres Therapeutics
AMR Action Fund ExThera Medical Corporation Nihon Kohden Innovation Center The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
BioAegis Therapeutics Inc. FasterCures, Milken Institute Novus Diagnostics The Leapfrog Group
Biocogniv Inc. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Ohio Hospital Association True Concepts Medical Technologies
bioMérieux HealthyWomen Peggy Lillis Foundation Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
Cambridge Medical Technologies, LLC Home Care Association of New York State PERSOWN, Inc. Vivacelle Bio
CancerCare Inflammatix Pfizer Washington State Hospital Association
Charlot Biosciences, Inc. LifeBell AI Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
ClearCure Biosciences, Inc. Loop Diagnostics S.L. Prenosis

Sepsis Innovation Collaborative Individual Members

Views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by individual SIC members belong solely to them and not necessarily to the member’s employer. Organizational affiliations are provided for identification purposes only. 

Derek Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC

Ella Balasa

Romy Benninga, MSc, BCMAS, Abioinc SA

Rick Bright, PhD, Pandemic Prevention Institute at The Rockefeller Foundation

Keith Brown, Jumpcode Genomics

Sandy Cayo, DNP, Cayo Health Consulting

Matthew Churpek, MD, MPH, PhD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Shannon Davila, MSN, RN, CIC, CPHQ, FAPCI, ECRI

Rommie Duckworth, LP, New England Center for Rescue & Emergency Medicine, LLC

Paul Epner, MBA, MEd, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (retired)

Debra Foster, BSc, Spectral Medical Inc.

Marcus Friedrich, MD, MHCM, MBA, FACP, UnitedHealth Group

Jamie Giani, JD

Justin Glasgow, MD, PhD, SFHM, University of Alabama – Birmingham

Jon Glaudemans, MPA, Payment Policy Analytics LLC

Helen Haskell, MA, ABD, Mothers Against Medical Error

Nina Hill, PhD, Hill Scientific and Public Affairs, LLC

Shelby Hoffman, LNA, Honor Health

Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, CIC, CPHQ, FACOI, FACP, FIDSA, Jefferson Health – New Jersey

Namita Jayaprakash, MB Bach BAO, MRCEM, FACEP, Henry Ford Hospital

Ashish Khanna, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP, MCCM, FACPE, The University of British Columbia, Global Sepsis Alliance

Marianne Kraemer, MEd, MPA, BSN, Jefferson Health – New Jersey

Janet Lee, PhD, Subito Science, LLC, BioSapien, ELab NYC, CMTX Biotech, Inc.

George Li, PhD, Regennova, Inc.

Paula Lingerfelt, BSN, RN, Ascension

Vincent Liu, MD, MSc, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Imrana Malik, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Greg Martin, MD, Emory University

Michael McCurdy, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Miraki Innovation

Mary Millard, LPN (retired), MEd

Emi Minejima, PharmD, University of Southern California

Allyson Moe, MSN, RN, CEN, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Nicholas Mohr, MD, MS, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Janet Flynn Mulroy, DNP, ACNP, CCNS, CCRN, Threlkeld, Threlkeld, & Omer, LLC

Armando Nahum, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety, Patients for Patient Safety, Safe Care Campaign, Healthcare and Patient Partnership Institute

David Nerenz, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health, National Quality Forum

Vikas Pandev, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Anurag Patel, MD, MHA, Abada Health

Bobby Reddy, Jr., PhD, Prenosis

Chanu Rhee, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Vera Sergeeva, MD, PhD, Dr. Med. Sci., Kursk State Medical University, Kursk Regional Center of Emergency Medicine, Kursk Regional Children Hospital

Parsa Shahinpoor, MD, Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center

Elmer Antonio Vargas Silva, MD, MHA, Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins

Tim Sweeney, MD, PhD, Inflammatix

Uzma Syed, DO, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Andre Vovan, MD, MBA, TZD Consulting



SIC Leadership Model and Inaugural Steering Committee

SIC has a distributed leadership model with all members sharing the responsibility of ensuring progress towards SIC goals. An Advisory Committee and an Industry Advisory Council are under development to guide SIC activities more effectively.

The formation of SIC was informed by the incredibly generous donation of time, experience, and expertise of the following individuals, who comprised the inaugural Steering Committee:

Sandy Cayo, DNP | President, Cayo Health Consulting

Matthew Churpek, MD, MPH, PhD | Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Shannon Davila, MSN, RN, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC | Associate Director Safety Solutions, ECRI Institute

Paul L. Epner, MBA, MEd | Chief Executive Officer (retired), Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

Jon Glaudemans, MPA | Founder, Payment Policy Analytics LLC

Helen Haskell, MA | President, Mothers Against Medical Error

Thomas Heymann, MBA | President and Chief Executive Officer, Sepsis Alliance

Nina Hill, PhD | President, Hill Scientific and Public Affairs, LLC

Cindy Hou, DO | Infection Control Officer, Jefferson Health – New Jersey

Ashish Khanna, MD | Associate Professor, Vice-Chair for Research, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Marianne Kraemer, MEd, MPA, BSN | Assistant Vice President, Quality and Safety, Jefferson Health – New Jersey

Greg Martin, MD, MSc | Professor of Medicine and Executive Associate Division Director, Emory University

Michael McCurdy, MD | Chief Medical Officer, BOA Biomedical

Emi Minejima, PharmD | Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California

Nicholas Mohr, MD, MS | Professor of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Epidemiology, Vice Chair for Research, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Anurag Patel, MD, MHA | Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Abada Health

Bobby Reddy, Jr, PhD | Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Prenosis

Christa Schorr, DNP, RN | Associate Professor of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Tim Sweeney, MD, PhD | Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Inflammatix

Uzma Syed, DO | COVID-19 Task Force Chair and Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Andre Vovan, MD, MBA | President, TZD Consulting


Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S. working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis. Sepsis Alliance is a charitable organization run by a dedicated team who share a strong commitment to battling sepsis.

SIC Project Team

Shion Chang

Shion Chang

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Sepsis Alliance

Paul L. Epner

Paul L. Epner

CEO (retired), Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

Jon Glaudemans

Jon Glaudemans

Founder, Payment Policy Analytics LLC

Thomas Heyman

Thomas Heyman

President & CEO, Sepsis Alliance

Cindy Hou

Cindy Hou

Infection Control Officer, Jefferson Health - New Jersey

Irina Ter-Ovanesyan

Irina Ter-Ovanesyan

Stakeholder Engagement and Innovation Research Intern, Sepsis Alliance