“Race Against Resistance” Education Scholarships

The SHEA “Race Against Resistance” Education Scholarship was established by the SHEA Education and Research Foundation to promote antibiotic stewardship training and education. This scholarships will be awarded to a practioner new to Antibiotic Stewardship interested in learning how to create, lead and research antibiotic stewardship in order to achieve better patient outcomes. SHEA established this scholarship thanks to the dedication of SHEA members who committed to “Race Against Resistance” and fundraise on behalf of the SHEAERF to raise these funds. Each scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary registration to a SHEA course of their choice on antibiotic stewardship as well as a $500 travel stipend. Choices for education include the Antibiotic Stewardship track at SHEA Spring, the Pre-Workshop Meeting at IDWeek, and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Research Workshop.  Applications are due May 5, 2017.

To apply, please submit the completed application form along with:

  • CV
  • A letter of no more than one page describing why you would like to have additional training in antibiotic stewardship and your career goals.
  • A letter from your supervisor or a colleague in the field, outlining your qualifications and leadership skills.
  • Member of SHEA in good standing. (including members-in-training)

Complete for 2017, Will Open in September 2017 for 2018

Jonathan Freeman Scholarship

The Jonathan Freeman Scholarship was established by SHEA to promote the training of outstanding infectious disease fellows who demonstrate interest in the field of healthcare epidemiology. The society established the scholarship in the memory of Jonathan Freeman, MD, MPH, a teacher and researcher in field of healthcare epidemiology dedicated to improving the delivery of healthcare through the prevention of nosocomial infections. Dr. Freeman was a founding faculty member who for a decade taught the epidemiology and statistics track of the course. Awardees of the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship will receive the amount of $500 each to defray the expenses of attending the program. In addition to the $500 amount, each scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology at SHEA Spring 2017 Conference: Science Guiding Prevention.

To apply, please submit the completed application form along with:

  • CV
  • A letter of no more than one page describing why you would like to have additional training in healthcare epidemiology and your career goals.
  • A letter from your program director confirming your status of a “Fellow in good standing” at the time the meeting will occur (March 2017).
  • A letter from a mentor outlining your qualifications (if your program director is also your mentor, only one letter is required).

 

Gina Pugliese Scholarship

The Gina Pugliese Scholarship was established by SHEA to promote the training of a non-physician infection preventionist (IP) who has shown outstanding interest and leadership in the field or works in a resource limited setting. SHEA established this scholarship in honor of Gina Pugliese, RN, MS, a prominent IP and leader in the field of healthcare epidemiology. Ms. Pugliese was a founding faculty member of the SHEA/CDC Training Course and co-chair for fifteen years. Awardees of the Gina Pugliese Scholarship will receive the amount of a $500 grant to defray the expenses of attending the program. In addition to the $500 amount, each scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology at SHEA Spring 2017 Conference: Science Guiding Prevention.

To apply, please submit the completed application form along with:

  • CV
  • A letter of no more than one page describing why you would like to have additional training in healthcare epidemiology and your career goals.
  • A letter from your supervisor or a colleague in the field, outlining your qualifications and leadership skills.

 

Bill Rutala Scholarship

The Bill Rutala Scholarship was established by SHEA to promote the training of a non-physician interested in the research of healthcare-associated infections. SHEA established this scholarship in honor of William Rutala, MS, MPH, PhD a prominent SHEA leader the field of healthcare epidemiology research. Dr. Rutala was the SHEA Lectureship awardee in 2012 and has worked tirelessly researching areas such as disinfection, sterilization, cross-infection, healthcare-associated infections, outbreaks, antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Awardees of the Bill Rutala Scholarship will receive the amount of a $500 grant to defray the expenses of attending the program. In addition to the $500 amount, each scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology at SHEA Spring 2017 Conference: Science Guiding Prevention.

To apply, please submit the completed application form along with:

  • CV
  • A letter of no more than one page describing why you would like to have additional training in healthcare epidemiology and your career goals.
  • A letter from your supervisor or a colleague in the field, outlining your qualifications and research skills.