APIC now accepting applications for Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award Program

Washington, DC, October 6, 2014 – The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 APIC Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Awards.

This scholarship will provide career development opportunities for highly qualified individuals and help to create bridges between infection preventionists and professionals in other clinical disciplines. Two awards of up to $50,000 each will be granted for a project period from January 1, 2015 to March 30, 2016.

The primary goals of this scholarship program are to promote research in implementation science, improve patient outcomes by championing for systemic adoption of infection prevention and control programs in healthcare settings, and highlight best practices in instituting this approach. Implementation Science has been defined as research that creates new knowledge about how best to design, implement, and evaluate quality improvement initiatives. 

“We are pleased to offer award opportunities to advance infection prevention research,” said APIC 2014 President Jennie Mayfield, BSN, MPH, CIC. “The research conducted by these scholars will promote the knowledge and implementation of evidence-based infection prevention practices to protect patients at the bedside.”  

Applications are due November 17, and awardees will be notified by December 8. Access the application to learn more. 

Awards are made possible with support from an unrestricted education grant from BD, an APIC Strategic Partner.


About APIC

APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. The association’s more than 15,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. Visit APIC online at www.apic.org. Follow APIC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apic and Facebook: www.facebook.com/APICInfectionPreventionandYou. For information on what patients and families can do, visit APIC’s Infection Prevention and You website at www.apic.org/infectionpreventionandyou.  

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