Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award

Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award


The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the availability of two APIC Heroes Implementation Research Scholar (HIRS) Awards for January 2017- March 2018.

The primary goals of the Heroes in Implementation Research Scholarship are to:

  • Promote research in implementation science;
  • Improve patient outcomes by championing for systemic adoption of infection prevention and control programs in healthcare settings; and
  • Highlight evidence-based and best practices in instituting this approach.

This scholarship will provide career development opportunities for highly qualified individuals and help to create bridges between infection preventionists and professionals in other clinical disciplines.

Application process for current award period is now closed.

2015-2016 Award recipients:
Amanda Hessels, PhD, MPH, RN, CIC, CPHQ, Columbia University, New York, NY
JaHyun Kang, PhD, MPH, RN, CIC, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2014-2015 Award recipients:
Lillian S. Kao, MD, MS, FACS, University of Texas, Houston, TX
Kristy Woodman, MS, MPH, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH


BD is pleased to support the 2016 APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Program and the outstanding and essential work of the Heroes honorees in the field of infection prevention.