Award Winners



Carole DeMille Achievement Award
Georgia Dash, RN, MS, CIC
Cape Cod Healthcare
Yarmouth Port, MA

Distinguished Scientist Award
Deverick Anderson, MD, MPH
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Healthcare Administrator Award
Beth Duffy
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
East Norriton, PA

Film Festival Award
Stop the Spread of Infection: It’s In Our Hands
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Chapter Excellence Awards
Member Support (Small)—Hawaii Chapter
Synergistic Alliances (Large)—Greater Kansas Chapter
Clinical and Professional Practice (Large)—Minnesota Chapter
Education, Communication, and Information (Large)—Three chapters:
Northeastern New York Chapter
Puget Sound Chapter
West Virginia Chapter

Chapter Leadership Awards
Betsy Hargreaves Allbee, BSN, CIC (Virginia Chapter)
Pamela Carey-Goo, BSN (Hawaii Chapter)
Jessica Hayashi, MS RN CIC CPHQ and the Chapter 69 Officers (Northeastern New York Chapter)
Zeshan Chisty, MPH, CPH (Hawaii Chapter)
Larry Colbert, BA, MA, CIC (Greater New York Chapter)
Shannon Davila, RN, MSN, CIC, CPHQ (Northern New Jersey Chapter)
Janet Glowicz, MPH, MSN, RN (Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter)
Jane Greenko, RN, MPH, CIC, CPHQ (Long Island Chapter)
Maria Leary, RN, BSN, CIC (Badger Chapter)
Mary McFadden, RN, MHA, CIC, CHS (Washington DC Metro Area Chapter)
Susan McGann, RN, BSN, MBA, CIC (Greater Kansas City Chapter)
Amy Priddy, MS, RN, CIC (Minnesota Chapter)

Heroes of Infection Prevention Award
APIC gratefully acknowledges BD for its support of this award.

Suliman Al Jumaah, MD, CIC, and Irene Barron, MSN, CIC, CPHQ
Kelley Boston, MPH, CIC, CPHQ
Shannon Davila, RN, MSN, CIC, CPHQ
John Fall, RN, BSN, CIC
Sarah Lopez, RN, BSN
Chaz Rhone, MPH, CIC

APIC/AJIC Award for Publication Excellence
“Does improving surface cleaning and disinfection reduce healthcare-associated infections?”
Lead author:
Curtis Donskey, MD

New Investigator Abstract Award
Justin Smyer, MLS(ASCP)CM, MPH, CIC
Jennifer Flaherty, RN, MPH, CIC

Blue Ribbon Abstract Awards
Carolyn Herzig, PhD
Cindy Hou, DO, MBA, FACOI
Hye-Suk Choi, RN
Kathy Cochran, RN, MS, CIC
Sheryl Chatfield, PhD
Yatao Liu, PhD, MPH candidate

William A. Rutala Award
APIC gratefully acknowledges Clorox Healthcare for its support of this award.

Lindsay Weir, MPH

Best International Abstract Award
Peta-Anne Zimmerman, RN, CICP, DPH
Lynne Brown, RN, BSN, MBA, CIC
Julia Gilbert, RN, RM, BHSc, GDipBM, LLB, GDipLegPrac

Implementation Science Award
Amanda Guspiel, BS, MPH, CIC

APIC Graduate Student Award
Deborah Burdsall, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CIC