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Michelle R. Farber, RN, CIC

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Michelle Farber served as APIC president in 2012.

View Michelle’s presidential address given at APIC 2012 in San Antonio.

Michelle is the infection control manager for Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has been working in infection prevention for more than 30 years, in both long-term care and acute care facilities.

A long-time APIC member and leader, Michelle has served as a board member, chaired APIC’s Annual Conference Committee and its APIC Scientific Abstract Selection Committee, as well as served as liaison to the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC).

Michelle has also worked on numerous other committees, including APIC’s Infection Preventionist Competency Task Force, Audit and Finance, Communications and Education committees, Staffing Task Force, and the Ambulatory Care and Behavioral Health sections. In addition to serving as an APIC representative for the Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections, a member of the APIC Text Global Review Committee, and a content contributor for the APIC VAP Elimination Guide, the APIC Text "Critical Care" chapter, and Infection Connection: Focusing on Long-Term Care e-newsletter.

Michelle’s work with her local chapter, Minnesota chapter #18, has been extensive. She served as president, treasurer and membership director, chaired its conference committee, and has been a member of its governmental affairs, grants and funding, and education/AV committees.

She is currently a member of Minnesota’s Advisory Committee on Public Reporting, MRSA Reduction Task Force, State Healthcare-Associated Infection Advisory Council, and Clostridium difficile Prevention Collaborative.