Meet the KyIP Training Center Team

The KyIP Training Center’s¬†dedicated team brings together a diverse group of experts, including advanced practice nurse practitioners, research nurses, infection preventionists, biostatisticians, and administrative professionals, all working collaboratively to provide comprehensive and cutting-edge training in infection prevention and control.¬†

With their combined knowledge and experience, the KyIP Training Center team is committed to equipping healthcare professionals with the essential skills and expertise to tackle infectious threats and promote a safer, healthier future for our communities, ourselves, and the patients we serve.

Julia Frith, DNP, RN, CIC
Julia Frith, DNP, RN, CIC
Lead, Kentucky Infection Prevention Training Center
Chelsea Song, MSc, CSSSB-ASQ
Chelsea Song, MSc, CSSSB-ASQ
Program Manager
Melissa Forton, DNP, APRN
Melissa Forton, DNP, APRN
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Laurel Robinson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Laurel Robinson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Kirsten Trudeau, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Kirsten Trudeau, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Advance Practice Registered Nurse
Vanessa Fisk, RN, BSN, CCRC
Vanessa Fisk, RN, BSN, CCRC
Clinical Research Nurse
Stephen Furmanek, MPH, MS
Stephen Furmanek, MPH, MS
Senior Biostatistician
Salwa Rashid, MD, PhD
Salwa Rashid, MD, PhD
Biostatistician
Thomas Chandler, MPH
Thomas Chandler, MPH
Biostatistician

ABOUT KyIP Training Center

The mission of Kentucky Infection Prevention (KyIP) Training Center is to provide access to in-person and on-demand education, training, and support to frontline healthcare workers, healthcare professionals working in long-term and short term acute care, and the broader community in the prevention and control of infections.

The vision of KyIP Training Center is to be a leading center of excellence for infection prevention education, research, and advocacy and to be at the forefront of innovation and best practices in infection prevention, and to continuously improve our training programs and resources to meet the evolving needs of our community. The Regional Training Center envisions a future where all healthcare professionals have access to high-quality, evidence-based training in infection prevention and control, and where frontline healthcare professionals are empowered to protect themselves and teach others about the spread of infectious diseases.