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This 60-minute webinar will feature Eric Grantham, Unit Director at Crothall/St. Francis Hospital and Alice Brewer, Clinical Director of Tru-D SmartUVC. Join Eric and Alice as they discuss the benefits of UVC disinfection and how it has been implemented and accepted at St. Francis Hospital.

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Eric Grantham, Unit Director at Crothall/St. Francis Hospital, Memphis. Eric has more than 20 Years of experience managing Healthcare Environmental Services and for the last year has been serving as a Healthcare Market Director with multiple sites. Eric attended the University of Memphis.

Alice Brewer, Clinical Director at Tru-D SmartUVC. Alice has spent more than 10 years as an epidemiologist in both the pharmaceutical industry and health care. Most recently she served as the Director of Infection Prevention for a large, multi-hospital health system in Wisconsin where, through utilization of robust analytics and innovative strategies, she led a 70% reduction of HAIs across the health system. Alice earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in Epidemiology from Indiana University School of Medicine. In 2016, she achieved CIC certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She has a record of publications and presentations in the fields of infectious disease and epidemiological research methodology.

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This 60-minute webinar will feature Eric Grantham, Unit Director at Crothall/St. Francis Hospital and Alice Brewer, Clinical Director of Tru-D SmartUVC. Join Eric and Alice as they discuss the benefits of UVC disinfection and how it has been implemented and accepted at St. Francis Hospital.

About the Presenters: 

Eric Grantham, Unit Director at Crothall/St. Francis Hospital, Memphis. Eric has more than 20 Years of experience managing Healthcare Environmental Services and for the last year has been serving as a Healthcare Market Director with multiple sites. Eric attended the University of Memphis.

Alice Brewer, Clinical Director at Tru-D SmartUVC. Alice has spent more than 10 years as an epidemiologist in both the pharmaceutical industry and health care. Most recently she served as the Director of Infection Prevention for a large, multi-hospital health system in Wisconsin where, through utilization of robust analytics and innovative strategies, she led a 70% reduction of HAIs across the health system. Alice earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in Epidemiology from Indiana University School of Medicine. In 2016, she achieved CIC certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She has a record of publications and presentations in the fields of infectious disease and epidemiological research methodology.

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