University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
130 Mason Farm Road, CB #7030
Biographical Sketch: Karen K. Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MS Ms. Karen K. Hoffmann is a Clinical Instructor for the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Ms. Hoffmann’s responsibilities include providing education, consultation and outbreak assistance to all health care facilities in the state of North Carolina as the Associate Director of the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE). Ms. Hoffmann has specialized in the area of infection control and prevention for 28 years, beginning at the Detroit Medical Center (1981-82) and then at the University of Virginia Hospitals (1982-88) as an Infection Control Professional. Ms. Hoffmann is certified in Infection Control. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), currently serving on the APIC Annual Conference Committee, and is a Fellow in the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). She has published many articles in the peer-reviewed literature, and serves on the editorial board of the journal, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Ms. Hoffmann earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University and her Master’s in Healthcare Epidemiology from the University of Virginia. Ms. Hoffmann was honored in 1999 as the first recipient of the “Educator of the Year”, awarded by the journal, Infection Control Today.