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F.C. Infection Control Specialist Receives Nat’l Honor

416englishJudith English, PhD, RN, CIC, of Falls Church was recently honored with the prestigious 2014 Carole DeMille Achievement Award by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

The award is given annually to an infection preventionist who best exemplifies the ideals of Carole DeMille, a pioneer in the field.

As a past APIC president, English has been an APIC member for nearly 30 years, holding positions both locally and nationally within the association. She is currently an infection prevention consultant for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. She served as APIC president in 2001-02 and as the D.C. Metro APIC Chapter president in 1992.

English has played an integral role in shaping APIC’s knowledge of and approach to hospital disaster planning and is the author of the Bioterrorism Readiness Plan: A Template for Healthcare Facilities. She also spearheaded the development of resources for deployed military professionals on infection prevention, bioterrorism, and disaster preparedness and response.