Thomas Jefferson University Nursing Professor Receives APIC’s Distinguished Scientist Award

Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, FSHEA, FAPIC, Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Nursing in Philadelphia, will receive the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

Given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science of infection prevention and control (IPC) as determined by the APIC Research Committee, the award will be presented at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15, in Minneapolis.

“Dr. Manning is a leader in promoting antibiotic stewardship and has shown dedication to envisioning the future for the profession,” said Janet Haas, PhD, RN, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, 2018 APIC president. “APIC is proud to recognize her work and commitment with this honor.”

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.

Prior to Manning’s current position at Thomas Jefferson University, she held leadership positions at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, serving as the director of infection prevention and occupational health for more than 12 years.

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.

Manning will speak on the “State of the Science in Infection Prevention” at the second day plenary session.

Source: APIC