• Prevention including reduction of second hand smoke exposure for children and reduction of hospital acquired infections.
• The use of simulation based team training to reduce the errors in care that arise from communication problems between providers.
• The use of registries and disease management techniques to prevent hospitalization in patients with asthma.
• The use of a learning collaborative as a tool for improving quality in areas such as NICU and primary care for obesity
1996-2004 Pew Charitable Trust IOM Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy
1999 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award
1999 Sigma Theta Tau Kappa Tau Research Fellowship
1996 Spectrum Health Quality Gold Medal Performance Award
1995 Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Graduate Student Award
1994 Mosby Award for Innovations in Patient Care Quality
1994 USA Today/Rochester Institute of Technology Quality Cup
1992 Leadership Scholarship - Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
1991 Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Community Leader Award
1985 Hartwick College Leadership Award
1981 - 1985 New York State Regent's Scholarship Award
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