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OSAP 2018 Speaker Bio Carrico



  Annual Conference Speakers

  Ruth Carrico MSN, PhD, FSHEA

  University of Louisville School of Medicine



   Speaker Bio

is an Associate Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner with the University of Louisville School Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and is the founding Associate Director of the School of Medicine Global Health Initiative.  Dr. Carrico has received training specific for healthcare epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Dr. Carrico has authored or co-authored numerous peer reviewed manuscripts and served as the editor for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) 2005, 2009 and the 2010 electronic version of the Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, the primary textbook for infection preventionists used worldwide.   Dr. Carrico has also served on the APIC National Board of Directors.

As part of her work as an infection preventionist, Dr. Carrico has worked with acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient surgery centers and clinics, and physician and dental offices.  At present, Dr. Carrico is responsible for the clinical operations at the University of Louisville’s Global Health Center that includes the Vaccine and International Health and Travel clinics as well as the Refugee Health and Immunization program.  She has worked to develop a program that captures health information regarding newly arriving refugees resettling in Kentucky and a resultant annual report that outlines the state of refugee health in Kentucky. 

In 2008, Dr. Carrico was appointed to the National Biosurveillance Subcommittee (NBS) Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in 2010 became a SHEA Fellow.  In 2011, Dr. Carrico was appointed by Secretary Sebelius, to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for a three year term. In 2012, she was presented with the Carole DeMille Achievement Award by APIC, an honor for an Infection Preventionist.  In 2013, Dr. Carrico was appointed to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases as the Board’s Nurse Planner and in 2014 became a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow alumna.  Dr. Carrico served as the 2016 president of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC), the organization responsible for board certification for infection preventionists worldwide and is now enjoying the role of immediate past president.  In 2016, Dr. Carrico co-founded the Infection Prevention Institute a virtual training site focusing on infection prevention education for all partners concerned with preventing infection in any setting.  Then, in 2017, the University of Louisville’s Journal of Refugee and Global Health was launched, with the first issue to be released in April.  Dr. Carrico serves as the Editor-in-Chief for this new open access journal. 

   Speaker Events

Plenary Session: Implementing CDC’s New Core Practices for Infection Prevention and Control for Safe Healthcare Delivery

Friday, June 1, 2018                          DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION MATERIALS HERE

8:30 - 10:00 am                                 LINK to Call to Action

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