Atlanta — November 1, 2017 – Clean Hands – Safe Hands announced today that its founder and CEO, Dr. Chris Hermann, has been named a member of the 2017 “40 Under 40” class.
The “40 Under 40” awards, held by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, spotlights the next generation of Atlanta’s business leaders. Nominees should hold a position of leadership, have made significant career achievements during 2016 and have had a substantial involvement in community service outside of day to day job performance.
The members of this year’s “40 Under 40” class will be honored at an awards ceremony on November 8. The event will be held at the Foundry at Puritan Mill at 6:00 pm. Winners and finalists in each category will be featured in a special section of the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 10.
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.
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/.
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