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Dr. Mary Lou Manning Receives APIC’s Distinguished Scientist Award



The Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) presented Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FNAP, FAPIC, Professor, Jefferson College of Nursing  APIC’s 2018 Distinguished Scientist AwardThe award was presented during  APIC’s 45th Annual Conference,  which was held June 13-15, in Minneapolis.  "The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science of infection prevention and control through their commitment to advancing implementation science and whose work contributes to APIC’s mission to create a safer world through prevention of infection."

Over the past three decades, Manning has extensively contributed to clinical practice, research, and education in IPC. A member of APIC since 1991, she served as the 2015 APIC President, and President of the Delaware Valley and Philadelphia Chapter in Pennsylvania. Manning is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Infection Control, and has authored and published more than 35 peer-reviewed publications dealing with critical infection control topics ranging from antibiotic stewardship to program evaluation and leadership.

Manning 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 2014 Ebola crisis, she served as a faculty member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Safety Training for Healthcare Workers going to West Africa, in addition to her participation as a member of the American Nurses Association Expert Advisory Panel on Ebola. Manning also represented APIC on a CDC Rapid Ebola Preparedness Assessment Team in Philadelphia.