Award Recipients 2018


Name of award


Recipient name


Carole DeMille Achievement Award

Terrie Lee, RN, MS, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Director, Infection Prevention & Employee Health
Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, WV


President’s Distinguished Service Award, in honor of Pat Lynch

Connie Steed, RN, CIC, MSN, FAPIC
Director of IP
Greenville Health System
Spartanburg, SC


Healthcare Administrator Award 

Cindy Barnard, PhD, MBA, MSJS
Vice President of Quality
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL


Film Festival Award

Meghann Brock
The Permanente Medical Group, Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, CA  


Distinguished Scientist Award

Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, FNAP, FAPIC
Thomas Jefferson University, College of Nursing
Lafayette Hill, PA


Chapter Excellence Awards

  • Member Support (Large)—Greater New York Chapter
  • Member Support (Small)—Intermountain Chapter
  • Synergistic Alliances (Large)—Virginia Chapter
  • Clinical and Professional Practice (Small)—Eastern Iowa Chapter
  • Education, Communication, and Information Resources (Large)—Dallas- Fort Worth Chapter
  • Education, Communication, and Information Resources (Small)—Heart of New York Chapter

Chapter Leader Awards

  • Christine Blackmore, RN, MPH, CIC (Greater New York Chapter)
  • Angella Browne, MT(ASCP), MBA, CIC (Washington, DC Metro Chapter)
  • Susan Engel, BSN (Southern New Jersey Chapter)
  • Craig Gilliam, BSMT, CIC, FAPIC (Memphis Chapter)
  • Crystal Heishman, MSN, RN, CIC, ONC, FAPIC (Ketuckiana Chapter)
  • John Maynard, RN, MSN, CIC (Mile High Chapter)
  • Valyne Pochop, MS, RN, CIC (Greater Kansas City Chapter)
  • DeAnn Richards, RN, BSN, CIC (Badger Chapter)
  • Kissa Robinson, RN, BSN, MHA, MBA (Washington, DC Metro Chapter)
  • Brenda Roup, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC, FSHEA (Greater Baltimore Chapter)
  • Wilma Salkin, RN, BSN, CIC (New England Chapter)
  • Kathleen Steinmann, MT(ASCP), CIC (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Marie Hale Wilson, BSN, BS, RN, CIC (Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter)

Film Festival People’s Choice Award

Construction and Renovation - Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital


Chapter Educational Grant

Minnesota Chapter


APIC Graduate Student Award

Tara Millson, MSN, RN, CIC
Mohawk Valley Health System
"Implementation of the AHRQ ESRD Safety Program in an Outpatient Hemodialysis Center"

Blue Ribbon Abstracts

Jeanette Harris, MS, MSM, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC
MultiCare Health System
"Moving the science forward: A writers/research forum at the chapter level"

Kazumi Kawakami, PhD, MSN, RN, CNIC
Juntendo University
"Factors influencing the competency of certified nurses in infection control (CNIC) in Japan"

Amy Priddy, DNP RN, CIC
Park Nicollet Health Services
"Measles! Responding to a community outbreak as part of an integrated health system"

Implementation Science Award

Ayat Abuihmoud, MS, CIC
Loyola University Medical Center
"Unit-based just-in-time coaching significantly improves hand hygiene compliance"

New Investigator Award

Nancy Hogle, RN, BSN, MS, MPH
New York Presbyterian Hospital
"Incidence of midline catheter-associated bloodstream infections in five acute care hospitals"

Best International Abstract

Shahana Parveen, MSS, MPH
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
"Identifying acceptable and feasible infection control interventions for Nipah encephalitis outbreaks in Bangladesh"

William Rutala Abstract Award

Eman Chami, MHA, CIC
Henry Ford Hospital 
"Use of an electronic tool that drives quality improvement in endoscope reprocessing"


APIC/AJIC Award for Publication Excellence

David Weber, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine
“Effectiveness of Ultraviolet Devices and Hydrogen Peroxide Systems for Terminal Room Decontamination: Focus on Clinical Trials”

Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award



Heroes of Infection Prevention Award

JoAnn Grote, BS, MT(ASCP) & Deborah Schotting, RN, MSN, CIC
Excela Health CDI Lean Team
Category: Patient Safety

Cindy Hou, DO, MA,MBA, FACOI
Jefferson Health New Jersey
Cherry Hill, NJ
Category: Patient Safety

Mountain View Hospital
Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Process & System Improvement

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Category: Process & System Improvement

Marc Meyer, BPharm, RPh, CIC, FAPIC
Southwest Health System
Cortez, CO
Category: Advocacy and Influence

University of Louisville Hospital Infection Control Team
Louisville, KY
Category: Advocacy and Influence




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