Kelly M. Pyrek

Kelly M. Pyrek has served as editor in chief of Infection Control Today magazine for the past 12 years, and manages a number of ICT-affiliated print and online offerings. Recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists as an award-winning practitioner, she has served as an editorial manager, editor, and writer for newspapers, magazines, wire services and public information bureaus for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is the author of several books on healthcare, forensic science and medico-legal issues.


Apply for the Infection Control Tomorrow Awards Programs

Calling all infection preventionists under 30! We encourage you to apply for our 30 Under 30 award program associated with our Infection Control Tomorrow conference, being held April 29-30, 2015. We're looking for outstanding IPs who are under 30 years of age who are working to shape the future of the infection prevention and control profession.
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2014 is the Year of Ebola

The Ebola outbreak became the most visible pressing public health issue in 2014. In ICT's online poll we asked infection preventionists for their views on the outbreak; here's a look at their responses to two key questions.
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Attend the In-Person Infection Control Today Conference for Free

Time and money always seem to be in short supply, and that's why if you can make the time, we'll pay your way to attend our Infection Control Tomorrow conference, being held in Scottsdale, Ariz. April 29-30, 2015.
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Check Out the Business Case Toolbox

Several months ago, ICT and Truven Health Analytics introduced the Business Case Toolbox, a website dedicated to providing resources that infection preventionists can utilize in their presentations to peers and hospital administrators when making the business case for infection prevention and control.
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Results of the 2013-14 Influenza Season Online Poll

More than 1,000 votes were cast in the latest online ICT poll which asked respondents about the 2013-14 influenza season.
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How Do You Boost Compliance?

What are some of the ways that you are able to boost compliance with infection prevention principles and practices at your healthcare institution? I'd like to welcome your anecdotes and strategies, for publication in an upcoming issue of Infection Control Today magazine.
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What's in a Name?

More than you think, especially when it comes to naming a newly discovered pathogen. The latest example is the new Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, known as MERS-CoV for short. A columnist for Slate.com notes that "The MERS-CoV naming saga is an extreme example of the bureaucratized process by which diseases are now labeled," and pens an interesting account of the naming process that apparently also plagued the H1N1 virus.
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