Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship
The Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship established by APIC and SHEA to enhance training and application of public policy advocacy skills of outstanding members of the respective societies. The overall goal is to cultivate and sustain public policy skill development among rising leaders in infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology, and to thereby advance the expertise of this professional field in policy development. APIC and SHEA established this scholarship in the memory of Judene M. Bartley, MS, MPH, CIC, a teacher, researcher, and passionate advocate in the field who dedicated her career to improving the delivery of healthcare through infection prevention and advancing the science of patient safety and quality improvement. Ms. Bartley was a dedicated member of APIC and SHEA and served as an essential voice in both organizations' policy positions, as well as a tireless advocate for collaboration in science and practice. Up to 2 awardees of the Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship (one selected by each organization) will receive a scholarship of $1,500 to support attendance at a conference, training course, or academic course aimed at developing skill in advocacy strategies and widening the attendee’s knowledge of legislative and regulatory policy issues affecting the field of infection prevention and/or hospital epidemiology. Recipients should consider applying to be a volunteer for the respective organization’s policy committee to continue to participate in the policy process.

To apply, please submit:

  • CV
  • A concise description of your prior involvement in public policy initiatives that involve advocacy for infection prevention and/or hospital epidemiology.
  • A letter of no more than one page describing how you will benefit from additional training made possible by the scholarship and your intended use of scholarship funds e.g. attendance at conference held by APIC, SHEA, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), American Public Health Association (APHA),The Nurse In Washington Internship (NIWI), The Joint Commission (TJC), the National Quality Forum (NQF), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI); participation in an academic or executive course in public policy, etc…
  • A letter of reference from a colleague who is a member of APIC and/or SHEA outlining their support for your application.
  • A letter from a mentor outlining your qualifications.

Submit all of the above to the following: foundation@shea-online.org and mark the subject line as “Bartley Scholarship Submission” Deadline for applications: May 8, 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact foundation@shea-online.org

"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 fund raise 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, 2018.

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)

 

 

CLOSED FOR 2018

SHEA Public Health Scholarships In 2018, the SHEA Education & Research Foundation (SHEA/ERF) established SHEA/ERF Public Health Scholarships to promote the training and advancement of public health professionals who work in various capacities related to infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship within public health systems. The creation of these scholarships demonstrates a commitment by SHEA/ERF to strengthen relationships between SHEA members who serve as leaders healthcare infection prevention/antibiotic stewardship teams and public health professionals. Additionally, SHEA/ERF is committed to improving awareness and expertise on infection prevention, HAIs, and antibiotic stewardship of professionals who serve at the public health level. The scholarships are a part of a larger investment the SHEA/ERF is making in 2018 to focus on Public Health and the role they play in both infection and antibiotic stewardship. Awardees of the SHEA/ERF Public Health Scholarships will receive the amount of $1,500 each to defray the expenses of attending the program. In addition, each scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the full conference of SHEA Spring 2018 Conference: Science Guiding Prevention. Applications Due January 31, 2018.

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

  • CV
  • A completed form from your supervisor or state epidemiologist, outlining your qualifications roles and responsibilities within your public health agency (see page 2 of application)

 

SHEA Spring Scholarships

Applications for Scholarships for SHEA Spring 2018 Conference are now CLOSED. Applications for 2019 will open in October 2018. If you have any questions, please email foundation@shea-online.org.

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 2018 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 (April 2018).
  • 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 2018 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 2018 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.