APIC’s commitment to research

The association’s research program is supervised by the APIC Research Committee. The committee coordinates initiatives focused on practical solutions, grounded in science, and that can be implemented across the spectrum of healthcare settings. The aim of the APIC Research Committee is to make implementation science a meaningful and essential tool used by all infection preventionists.

Read the 2014—2015 research program report.

APIC sponsors research studies and collaborates with academic investigators on projects that align with the association’s priorities. The findings help infection preventionists make clinically relevant and meaningful improvements to patient safety.

APIC also collaborates with government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and private sector organizations on research projects.

To contribute: send your checks payable to "APIC Research Fund" to APIC Research Fund, 1275 K Street, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005. For more information email Charu Malik, senior director, Strategic Partnerships & Research at cmalik@apic.org.

Announcing the first APIC Graduate Student Award recipient—Deb Burdsall, MSN, RN-BC, CIC 

We are pleased to announce Deb Burdsall, MSN, RN-BC, CIC, as the first APIC Graduate Student Award (AGSA) recipient. AGSA is awarded to a student seeking to complete his or her master's or doctoral degree and supports research that advances infection prevention and evidence-based implementation science. Burdsall, an active APIC member and frequent APIC presenter, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa, College of Nursing. As an award recipient, Burdsall will receive $5,000 to support research project costs for her dissertation: How do Healthcare Personnel Use Examination Gloves in Long-Term Care? Testing the Reliability of a Glove Use Surveillance Tool.

You could be the next AGSA recipient! The application period for the 2017 award opens this fall.

AGSA is an example of what we can accomplish with your contributions to the APIC Research Fund.