APIC goes Hollywood
What do dancing nurses, rapping doctors and Devo’s ’80s hit “Whip It” have in common? They were all featured in the winning videos chosen by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology for its inaugural infection-prevention-themed film festival.
The 13,000-member association, known as APIC, had its annual meeting last week in Baltimore, and several aspiring filmmakers were honored for their work.
The winning entry was a somber 4½-minute film directed and edited by Daniel Lieu, a student at Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., and produced by his father, Dr. Dale Lieu, an infectious diseases physician at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego. The video used rap music and still photography to tell the story of a patient exposed to a healthcare-associated infection.
In another, slightly more lighthearted entry, clinicians from Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, danced and scrubbed their hands to a tune called “Wash ’em,” set to the tune of Devo’s “Whip It.” That film nabbed the second-runner-up spot.
This year’s winners, along with several other entries, can be seen on YouTube.
The winning entry was created by a group of college students from California, and produced by the father of one of them.