APIC showcases the most significant scientific abstracts during the Annual Conference and recognizes the achievements of researchers and infection preventionists whose studies and presentations advance the practice. Watch a video highlighting our APIC 2019 Research Award Recipients!
Blue Ribbon Abstract Award
Awarded to a limited number of abstracts based on the scientific and/or educational quality of the abstract.
Nicole Russo, BSN, RN, CIC
Portland VA Healthcare System
Rapid multidisciplinary infection control approach after identification of a hospital-acquired mucormycosis infections
Jingjing Shang, PhD, RN, OCN
Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NY
State of infection prevention and control in home healthcare agencies
Michal Stachura, RN, MSc(A)
Montreal Children’s Hospital
McGill University Health Centre
Epidemiologic investigation of an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in a tertiary care neonatal intensive care unit
New Investigator Abstract Award
Recognizes the excellent work of members who are new to the research field.
Randall Collins, BSN, RN
Using carbon dioxide as a tracer gas to determine air changes per hour in ambulances
William A. Rutala Abstract Award
Awarded to the best abstract presented during the conference on disinfection, sterilization, or antisepsis.
Best International Abstract Award
This award spotlights research within the international healthcare community.
Carly Rebelo, MSc, CIC
University Health Network
Central line-associated blood stream infection incidence and outcomes in a large autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplant cohort
Implementation Science Abstract Award
This award recognizes an abstract that promotes the integration of research findings and evidence into health care policy and practice.
Jennifer D. Burrell, MHS, CIC
A multidisciplinary approach to leveraging data and implementing change: a reduction in emergency department foley catheter insertions
APIC-AJIC Award for Publication Excellence
The award for publication excellence recognizes an author who has published an article in the American Journal of Infection Control which was widely read and cited during the previous year.
The epidemiology of nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in the United States
Karen K. Giuliano PhD, RN, FAAN
Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Department of Nursing, Hallmark Health, Medford, MA, and Sage Products, Stryker Medical
Dian Baker PhD, RN, APRN-BC
School of Nursing, California State University
Barbara Quinn MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Department of Nursing, Sutter Medical Center