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About Christa Schorr

Christa is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University.  During her 25 years in nursing, she has practiced at the bedside, directed critical care quality improvement and clinical research and was the program manager for a North American sepsis clinical trial. Christa received her Diploma in Nursing from Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and her Masters of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice degrees from Drexel University.

Dr. Schorr has lectured nationally and internationally on sepsis and performance improvement and authored or co-authored over 150 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts..  Working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Dr. Schorr was part of the three member team that developed, field tested and finalized the content of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) performance improvement (PI) software and 2012 revision, that was used in by more than 200 sites worldwide to enter over 30,000 patients in the SCCM housed severe sepsis PI database.  She has served as national faculty for the Phase III and IV Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Surviving Sepsis Campaign Collaboratives and three statewide collaboratives in NJ, RI and MD.

Christa is a member of the SCCM’s Thrive Task Force Committee, the SSC Executive Committee, and is the current SSC Guidelines Committee Group Head for long term outcomes and goals of care. Dr. Schorr continues to stress the importance of early sepsis identification, development of sepsis care processes and the significance of patient and family engagement.

Positions

Present Associate Professor of Medicine, Rowan University Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
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Curriculum Vitae




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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Group Head: Long Term Outcomes and Goals of Care, Society of Critical Care Medicine: Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines Committee
2017 - Present Committee member, Consensus planning sub-committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine: Thrive Task Force
2015 - Present Faculty, New Jersey Hospital Association Sepsis Learning Action Collaborative
2011 - 2016 Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine: Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines Committee
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Honors and Awards

  • • 2013 ESICM and SCCM in Conjunction with the 42nd Annual Congress - Recognition for Dedication and Work to Improve Patient Care through the Surviving Sepsis Campaign
  • • 2013 Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (12/12)
  • • 2011 Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (12/10)
  • • 2010 Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (12/09)
  • • 2009 Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (12/08)
  • • Fellow in Critical Care Medicine, American College of Critical Care Medicine (1/10)

Education

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2015 - 2017 Doctorate of Nursing Practice DNP, Drexel University ‐ College of Nursing
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2006 - 2008 MS Nursing, Drexel University ‐ College of Nursing
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1998 - 2001 BS Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University
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1991 - 1993 Diploma in Nursing, Helene Fuld College of Nursing
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