Nationally recognized infection prevention expert to serve as 2015 APIC president

Washington, DC, January 14, 2015Mary 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.

“We are pleased that Dr. Manning will lead APIC as 2015 president,” said APIC Chief Executive Officer Katrina Crist, MBA. “Over three decades, Dr. Manning has demonstrated her leadership in the field of infection prevention and control, serving as 2011 APIC president of her local Philadelphia & Delaware Valley chapter, earning various awards and honors, volunteering her time to train healthcare personnel around the world, and using her knowledge and expertise to teach, guide, and nurture future clinical leaders in infection prevention.”

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.

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.

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.


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