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Distinguished Scientist Award

Distinguished Scientist Award

The APIC Distinguished Scientist Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science of infection prevention and control. This award recognizes a serious and ongoing commitment on the part of the recipient to advancing implementation science.

Recipients of the Award are prominent researchers and scholars whose work has resulted in a body of work that contributes to APIC’s mission to create a safer world through prevention of infection.

The recipient of the award is asked to present a lecture at the APIC Annual Conference that year.

Eligibility

In considering nominations for the APIC Distinguished Scientist Award, the Research Committee assesses the degree to which an individual’s contribution to infection prevention and control has resulted in new scientific discoveries and practical advances, provided seminal support for advancing infection prevention research, or developed novel methods of dissemination and implementation.

Individual APIC members or APIC Chapters are encouraged to submit names of potential nominees to the Research Committee. The APIC Distinguished Scientist is selected by members of the Research Committee of APIC from among the list of nominees. Members of the committee may add names to the list of nominees or solicit nominations.

Nominations may be carried forward for three years at which time they can be re-nominated. The Research Committee seeks unanimity in its selection. When this is impossible, the candidate is selected by a two-thirds majority vote.

Application process

The APIC Research Committee is inviting nominations for the 2017 APIC Distinguished Scientist Award. Individual APIC members or chapters may submit nominations for consideration by the Research Committee. The APIC Research Committee will then invite formal nominations based on the names received. APIC members will be contacted by a member of the Research Committee to consider submitting full nomination packages for selected individuals who are being considered for the award.

Submit candidates for consideration (name, affiliation, and contact information only) to Charu Malik, cmalik@apic.org, by October 17, 2016. 

 


 

APIC has been honored to present the award to the following champions of infection prevention and control:

YearName
2016 Deverick Anderson
Distinguished Scientist Award
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2015 Sanjay Saint
Distinguished Scientist Award
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2013 Elaine Larson
Distinguished Scientist Award
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2012 William Rutala
Elaine Larson Lectureship
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2011 Richard Wenzel
Elaine Larson Lectureship
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2010 Mary Andrus
Elaine Larson Lectureship
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2009 Tammy Lundstrom
Elaine Larson Lectureship
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2008 Marguerite Jackson
Elaine Larson Lectureship
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2007 Carla Alvarado
Elaine Larson Lectureship
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2006 Denise Murphy
Elaine Larson Lectureship
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2005 Robert Haley
Elaine Larson Lectureship
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2004 Michael Osterholm
Elaine Larson Lectureship