(PRWEB) November 01, 2011
Terrie B. Lee, RN, MS, MPH, CIC, President of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) has been elected to the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) Board of Trustees for a four-year term beginning January 1, 2012.
“As a member of the IFIC Board, I look forward to helping raise awareness about infection prevention and control around the globe and educating the public and healthcare professionals on the importance of preventing infections,” Lee said. She will serve as part of a ten member Board of Trustees.
Lee has worked in infection prevention and control since 1980. She is the Director of Clinical Epidemiology (Infection Prevention) and Employee Health for the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV USA. She holds a BS in Nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College, a MS in Management/Health Care Administration from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, and a MPH from Ohio State University. In addition to being the current President of CBIC, Terrie has also served as the Test Committee Chair. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) and as President in 1995. She has spoken for local organizations as well as international groups, specializing in surveillance, risk assessment, and management topics.
IFIC is a federation of societies and associations of healthcare professionals in infection control and related fields worldwide. The goal of IFIC is to minimize the risk of infection within the healthcare setting world-wide through development of a network of infection control organizations for communication, consensus building, education and sharing expertise. Membership in IFIC is extended to societies of healthcare professionals in infection control and related fields in countries throughout the world. Currently IFIC has 66 members from 51 countries.
The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. was founded in 1981 to protect the public by raising the standard of the infection prevention and control profession through the development, administration, and promotion of an accredited certification in infection prevention and control. The CIC® certification is held by over 4,500 infection prevention and control professionals working in hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory care centers, and other healthcare settings throughout the world. For more information, please visit http://www.cbic.org.