“Judene was one of those rare individuals with tireless commitment and incredible contributions to SHEA and APIC to promote infection prevention in the spirit of true collaboration.” – Gina Pugliese RN, MS, Vice President of Premier’s Safety Institute

The Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship is an award jointly established by APIC and SHEA to cultivate and sustain public policy skill development among rising leaders in infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology.

APIC and SHEA established this scholarship in the memory of Judene M. Bartley, MS, MPH, CIC, a teacher, researcher, and passionate advocate in the field who dedicated her career to improving the delivery of healthcare through infection prevention and advancing the science of patient safety and quality improvement. Ms. Bartley was a dedicated member of APIC and SHEA and served as an essential voice in both organizations’ policy positions.

Up to two awardees of the Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship will receive a scholarship of $1,500 to support attendance at a conference, training course, or academic course aimed at developing skill in advocacy strategies and widening the attendee’s knowledge of legislative and regulatory policy issues affecting the field of infection prevention and/or hospital epidemiology.

To apply, please submit the following:

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Essay – 700 words or less detailing prior involvement in public policy initiatives related to infection prevention and/or hospital epidemiology, why you believe advocacy is important/why you are passionate about advocacy, and how you will benefit from additional training made possible by the scholarship.

Letter of reference from an APIC or SHEA member outlining their support for your application

Submit all of the above to legislation@apic.org with the subject line “Judene Bartley Scholarship”.

Deadline for applications: October 15, 2020.

Questions? Please email legislation@apic.org or foundation@shea-online.org