The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced Mary Andrus, BA, RN, CIC, of Gainesville, Ga. as the 2010 recipient of the Elaine Larson Lectureship Award.
Washington (Vocus) April 7, 2010 -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced Mary Andrus, BA, RN, CIC, of Gainesville, Ga. as the 2010 recipient of the Elaine Larson Lectureship Award. Awarded annually by APIC’s Board of Directors, the award honors the individual best able to present a dynamic lecture on the state of the science of infection control and/or epidemiology in the area for which he or she has been a major contributor over a lifetime of pursuit.
Elaine Larson Lectureship Award candidates must be recognized experts who have created, delivered or promoted an infection control and epidemiology service that has influenced public perception, attitudes and awareness. Candidates must also show evidence of outstanding and significant contribution and demonstrate excellence toward the science of infection control and epidemiology research, education, administration or clinical practice.
“APIC is happy to award Mary with this special honor to recognize not only her breadth of knowledge and experience working to prevent healthcare-associated infections, but also for her tireless work in surveillance and monitoring of infection prevention practices through years of dynamic teaching and research,” said Cathryn Murphy, RN, PhD, CIC, APIC 2010 president. “Today we salute Mary for helping to make healthcare safer through her leadership in infectious disease prevention in the U.S. and abroad.”
Currently, Andrus is an infection prevention consultant and a member of APIC’s Nominating and Awards Committee. She is the author of a chapter on surveillance in Bennett and Brachman’
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