Contact: Stacy Sutton
Atlanta — September 11, 2017 – Clean Hands – Safe Hands announced today that its founder and CEO, Dr. Chris Hermann, has been named a Finalist for “Technologist of the Year” in the 3rd annual “One In A Millennial” Awards.
The “One In A Millennial” Awards, held by the Young Professionals Society of TAG (Technology Association of Georgia), honors outstanding Millennials in the Georgia technology field. The Young Professionals Society supports young professionals in technology through networking, professional development, and top speakers. TAG has over 35,000 members and its mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia’s tech-based economy.
The “Technologist of the Year” category recognizes a young professional who is a specialist in technology and able to execute on their innovative thinking. Judging is based on the individual’s accomplishment within their organization and technology community as a whole. There are seven other categories as well (described here). The winner will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on September 21. The event will be held at Moxie at 6:00 pm.
About Dr. Chris Hermann
Chris Hermann, PhD started and led the multi-institution research collaboration that developed the core technology utilized in the Clean Hands – Safe Hands (CHSH) system. The research team included investigators from Children’s Healthcare, Georgia Tech, Emory School of Medicine, the GA Tech Research Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the last 10 years the research team has secured and executed more than eight state and federal research grants totaling over $3.2M. Unlike most clinical research grants, these projects were heavily focused on rapid iteration engineering development and completely driven by the real world needs of clinicians. Dr. Hermann is the lead inventor for the patents related to the CHSH technology and serves as the connection between the clinicians and engineers.
Outside of his clinical experience, Dr. Hermann has over ten years’ experience in a variety of leadership development training, experiential education, and team building roles. These include running and facilitating high ropes/challenge courses, climbing leadership development programs, and high adventure sailing programs. He has a PhD in Bioengineering, a MS in Mechanical Engineering, a BS in Biomedical Engineering with High Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a MD candidate at Emory School of Medicine.
About Clean Hands – Safe Hands
Clean Hands – Safe Hands (CHSH) helps reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) by inspiring a personal-best approach to hand hygiene. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company began through a research consortium of the CDC, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Knowing that the primary accepted method of direct observation is ineffectual in reducing HAIs, physicians and technologists worked together to develop an innovative solution to the real-world problem. The CHSH technology supports a unique systematic process that drives behavioral change and delivers value to hospitals all along the journey to HAI reduction and prevention. For more information, visit http://cleanhands-safehands.com/.