APIC Announces 2011 Recipient of Carole DeMille Achievement Award

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The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has named Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC, the 2011 recipient of the Carole DeMille Achievement Award, which is given annually to an infection preventionist who best exemplifies the ideals of Carole DeMille, a pioneer in the field, according to an APIC news release.


Ms. Arias, who has served as an infection preventionist for more than 30 years, is director of Arias Infection Control Consulting. She previously served as manager of infection Control at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She is a long-time APIC member, a past president of the APIC Board of Directors and remains actively involved with infection prevention efforts on several other fronts.


"Kathy's leadership in infection prevention has changed the face of the practice," said APIC 2011 President Russell Olmsted, MPH, CIC, in the news release. "We are incredibly proud to recognize her with APIC's highest honor. Her extraordinary vision has benefitted not only the profession, but countless patients whose lives were improved or saved."


The late Carole DeMille was among the founders of APIC who later became an internationally recognized authority in the developing field of hospital infection control.


Read the news release about the Carole DeMille Achievement Award winner from APIC (pdf).


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