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Jennifer S. Myers, MD named Macy Faculty Scholar

Jennifer S. Myers, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, Director of Quality and Safety Education for Penn Medicine and Director of Training Programs for the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, was named  a 2011 Macy Faculty Scholar by The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

One of only five faculty leaders nationwide and a member of the first cohort to receive this annual award, Dr. Myers plans to expand the department of medicine’s quality improvement track and develop a toolkit to help establish a culture of quality and patient safety among resident physicians.

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program seeks to develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education by recognizing and nurturing mid-career medical and nursing faculty who have shown great promise as committed educators. It is the only program in the United States to accelerate reforms in health professions education needed to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery.



In an article in the Feb 21st edition of Health Affairs Blog, "The Melody of Quality Measures: Harmonize and Standardize,"   Faraz Ahmad and Thomas Tsang offer suggestions for mitigating barriers to the rapid and efficient use of quality measures to improve performance. (full article>)