Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Nursing
Lafayette Hill, PA
Mary Lou is a dedicated nurse, educator, and scholar who, throughout her career, has made creating a safer world through prevention of infection, her personal mission. She has long enhanced her work in infection prevention with a keen interest in clinical leadership. In 2007 Mary Lou joined Thomas Jefferson University as an Associate Nursing Professor and until 2012 was the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Prior to joining Jefferson she held leadership positions The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and academic appointment at the University of Pennsylvania. At CHOP she served as Executive Director, Center for Quality and Patient Safety, and for over 12 years was Director of Infection Prevention and Occupational Health. She is certified in infection prevention and control and a Fellow in the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Mary Lou is active in a number of professional organizations, serving on the board of the Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and is the 2014 President-elect. Between 2009-2013 she served on the RWJF ENF Alumni Board of Directors. She is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Infection Control and the American Journal of Medical Quality. Mary Lou Manning received her baccalaureate and masters degrees in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, post-masters nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology from Widener University and The Children’s Cancer Research Center and doctorate from Temple University. In 2011 she was a finalist for the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania, Excellence in Nursing Education, and a 2012 finalist for the Regional Philadelphia/Tri-State Nurse.com Excellence in Education and Mentoring.