Center Scholars are an interprofessional community of faculty and staff advancing scholarship around patient safety and quality of care. We are currently restructuring our Center Scholars Program and will be welcoming seven new participants. There is a minimum one year committment and no associated tuition for this program. Applications are now open and are due on June 8, 2018. Apply now! 

Center Scholars benefit from:

  1. Mentorship: We match each Center Scholar with a mentor from the Center Executive Committee
  2. Participation in quality improvement and patient safety projects with other Center Scholars 
  3. Receiving feedback on work
  4. Research resources (i.e. study design guidance)
  5. Operational resources (i.e. introductions to UW operational leaders, assistance with grant submissions, etc.)
  6. Peer support for securing QI-focused grants
  7. Networking

Center Scholars are expected to participate in and present at Works in Progress meetings, which although focus on the Scholars' work, are open to the broader Center community. These sessions are generally held the first Monday of every other month from 3-4pm and alternate between Harborview and UW. We advertise these Works in Progress sessions on the Center listserv, so if you're interested please contact Amelia Chappelle to be added to the listserv.

Past Topics

Finding Patients Before They Crash: the Next Major Opportunity to Improve Patient Safety

Grant Fletcher, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

VGEENS Progress Report: Improving Accuracy of Electronic Noes Using a Faster, Simpler Approach

Thomas Payne, MD
Associate Director of Information Technology

Making it Easier to do the Right Thing: Clinical Examples of Decision Support in the Cerner EHR

Aharon tenBroek, RN
Clinical Analyst, UW Medicine IT Services

What Impact do IT Interventions Have in Influencing Decisions to Use Blood Products?

Terry Gernsheimer, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical Director of Transfusion, University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Secondary Use of Clinical Data

Robert Harrington, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease
Director, Clinical Research Core, Center for AIDS Research, UW/FHCRC
Medical Director, Madison Clinic
Associate Section Chief, Infectious Diseases, HMC

Use of a Clinican Andon Board to Mistake Proof VTE Prophylaxis and the Potential for Application of this Approach to Other Quality Goals

Barry Aaronson, MD, FACP, SFHM
Associate Medical Director for Clinical Informatics, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics, UW