WASHINGTON — Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC, of Louisville, Kentucky, has been named the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), according to a press release.
The award, which will be presented at APIC''s 39th Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting, June 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas, is given annually to an infection preventionist (IP) who best exemplifies the ideals of Carole DeMille, a pioneer in the field, the release stated.
"Ruth is a passionate teacher and charismatic speaker who continuously shares her knowledge with others," said APIC 2012 President Michelle Farber, RN, CIC.
"Her work to educate, mentor and support the infection prevention community is extraordinary. Her leadership will have a lasting impact on our profession, and we are honored to recognize her with APIC''s highest award," Farber added.
According to the release, an infection preventionist for 20 years, Carrico is currently an associate professor at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences and will be joining the School of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville in May.
Carrico’s prolific research has influenced the practice of infection prevention and has focused on many areas of public health including infectious diseases transmission, emergency preparedness and immunization, the release noted.
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