Immediate Past President
Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, FNAP
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson School of Nursing
Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, associate professor at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa., will serve as 2015 president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Dr. Manning has contributed to clinical practice, education, and research in the field of infection prevention for more than 30 years. She has over 35 publications ranging from topics such as antibiotic stewardship to the cost-effectiveness of infection control, to program evaluation and one of the earliest published papers on nurse-to-patient ratio and nosocomial infection risks in pediatric intensive care units.
Throughout her career she has been an ambassador for global infection prevention providing consultation and education in numerous countries including Indonesia where she was a member of a post-tsunami Indonesia Disaster Recovery Program team in 2007. During the recent Ebola crisis, Dr. Manning served as a faculty member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Safety Training for Healthcare Workers going to West Africa, as well as a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Expert Advisory Panel on Ebola. She also represented APIC on a CDC Rapid Ebola Preparedness Assessment team in Philadelphia.
Dr. Manning also serves on the editorial board of several journals including APIC’s peer-review journal the American Journal of Infection Control. She is a fellow of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and in 2008 received an APIC Blue Medal Abstract Award. She has been an APIC member since 1991 and served as 2011 president of her local Philadelphia & Delaware Valley chapter.
Dr. Manning has received numerous honors including selection as a 2003-2006 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, induction as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and elected Distinguished Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and the Nursing Academy as a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow. She was also named to the 2015 list of "50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety" by Becker's Hospital Review.
Before stepping into her position at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing where she teaches doctoral courses in leadership, organizational change, and patient safety, Dr. Manning was director of infection prevention and control and occupational health at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). At CHOP, she later assumed the position of executive director for quality and patient safety and developed and launched a Center for Process Innovation.