Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award (HIRS)

APIC Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award Program: Currently Closed
Next Request for Applications: Fall 2021

APIC is pleased to announce the recipients of the two APIC Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Awards for 2019-2020.

  • Valerie Vaughn, MD, MSc, University of Michigan Medical School and Ann Arbor Veteran’s Association Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Elizabeth Monsees, PhD, MBA, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

The primary goals of the Heroes in Implementation Research Scholarship 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.

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.

For more information about the award and a list of recipients, consult Heroes Implementation Research Science Award.

Questions: Please email cruiz@apic.org.


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