New York, NY- Columbia Nursing Assistant Professor Eileen Carter, PhD, is among two recipients of the Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Carter’s winning proposal, “Exploring the Nurse’s Role in Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Multisite Qualitative Study,” will receive up to $40,000 to support her research in implementation science over a 15-month period from January 1st, 2017 to March 30th, 2018.
The Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program aims to improve patient outcomes and highlight best practices by championing systemic adoption of infection prevention and control programs in healthcare settings. APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. The association’s more than 15,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
The Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program was introduced in 2011 and is an extension of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award program.