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Pfizer Webinar 2

Help Address the Unmet Burden of Pneumococcal Disease in Adults

May 19 at 8pm Eastern | REGISTER HERE

Join Pfizer and NAHN for a virtual learning experience, May 19 at 8:00 pm Eastern. This complimentary webinar is open to NAHN nurses, students and interested medical professionals.

This webinar will:
- Discuss the Unmet need for Protection Against Pneumococcal Disease
- Review the ACIP Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations
- Discuss Clinical Development in Adults
- Highlight in Your Practice

If you have specific questions you would like addressed, please let us know through your registration.


Ruth Carrico PhD DNP APRN FNP-C CIC FSHEA FNAP FAAN is the Executive Director of the Infectious Diseases Institute for Norton Healthcare, a large health system headquartered in Louisville, KY. She is also a Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner, gratis faculty, with the University of Louisville School Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Carrico has received training specific for healthcare epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Dr. Carrico served as editor for the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology from 2005-2012. In 2008, Dr. Carrico was appointed to the National Biosurveillance Subcommittee (NBS) Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in 2010 became a SHEA Fellow. In 2011, Dr. Carrico was appointed by Secretary Sebelius (Health and Human Services), to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). In 2012, she was presented with the Carole DeMille Achievement Award by APIC, an honor for an Infection Preventionist. In 2013, Dr. Carrico began serving the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases as the Board’s Nurse Planner and in 2014 became a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow alumna. Dr. Carrico served as the 2016 president of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC). In 2018, Dr. Carrico assumed the position of president of the Kentucky Nurses Association and in 2020 was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. In October 2021, Dr. Carrico was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the highest honor in the nursing profession. Also in October 2021, Dr. Carrico retired as full time Professor, Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and transitioned to gratis faculty. Dr. Carrico then assumed the role of Executive Director of the Norton Infectious Diseases Institute at Norton Healthcare, in Louisville Kentucky where she is responsible for operations and administration of the four Centers within the Institute.

Throughout her practice and academic career, Dr. Carrico and her team have received more than $40 million in funding from federal agencies such as the CDC, HRSA, DHS, and NIH as well as from industry partners all focused on infectious diseases, infection prevention, and immunization. Dr. Carrico continues to work with healthcare facilities across the spectrum of healthcare as well as communities, businesses, and public health to address the challenges and prevention of infectious diseases.





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