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Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Levitt, graduate of the IHPME Masters in QI for receving the ACC's Young Investigator Award

Kevin Levitt's QI project for his Masters in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety won the Young Investigator Award at the American College of Cardiology this week. Kevin and his team competed against five finalists and were selected for this award to recognize their work in the field of cardiology.

 

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Congratulations to Dr. Chris Parshuram, whose ICU Resident Study was published in CMAJ

Co-authored with other C-QuIPS faculty, read more on "Patient safety, resident well-being and continuity of care with different resident duty schedules in the intensive care unit: a randomized trial" in CMAJ.

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Wong who received the 2015 Young Educator Award from Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

This award recognizes individuals in their first seven years as a faculty member who have produced change within their university or medical community as a whole.

Dr. Wong will receive the award at a ceremony this April.  Read the Q&A with Brian on the Sunnybrook website.

Congrats to Dr. Trey Coffey, Associate Director of C-QuIPS, whose IPASS study (led by Drs. Chris Landrigan and Amy Starmer) was recently published in NEJM

Dr. Coffey led the SickKids site in the multicentre study to improve patient safety by reducing communication-related medical errors through improved provider-to-provider communication through using the I-PASS Handoff Bundle.  Implementation of the bundle was associated with a 23% decrease in the incidence of medical errors and 30% decrease in injuries due to medical errors.  Trey and the IPASS Study are featured on Global here.  Read the published article in NEJM.

Drs. Trey Coffey and Brian Wong are featured in The Globe and Mail article: Conversations key to patients’ health in handover processes

Read the article in The Globe and Mail.