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Quality Improvement Showcase

2nd Annual Quality Improvement Showcase

About the Quality Improvement Showcase

Quality improvement is a critical component of the learning healthcare system which “aligns science and informatics, patient-clinician partnerships, incentives, and a culture of continuous improvement to produce the best care at lower cost.” (Institute of Medicine, 2012).

Sponsored by the Wake Forest Office of Graduate Medical Education and the CTSI, the 2017 Quality Improvement Showcase will feature a keynote address, oral presentations from top-ranking projects, a poster session of all submitted abstracts, and awards for outstanding individual and team projects and for outstanding posters. 

The 2nd Annual Quality Improvement Showcase was held on May 16, 2017. There were 25 abstracts submitted as individual or team projects conducted by Wake Forest residents and fellows. Awards for outstanding projects were given to:

Alok Ezuthachan, MD & Hope Staton, DO

First Place
Alok Ezuthachan, MD – Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine for his project "Decreasing Unnecessary Antibiotic Administration in Neonates ≥34 Weeks Gestation Using a Validated Sepsis Risk Calculator Tool."

Second Place
Hannah Gardner, MD, Margaret Ellis, DO, Hope Staton, DO, Rachelle Falk, MS4 – Pediatrics for their project "Improving Care for Neonates with Temperature Instability."

View the photo gallery from the 2nd Annual Quality Improvement Showcase.

View the 2017 abstracts booklet. Login required.


For more information, please contact Dr. Mitch Sokolosky, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, msokolos@wakehealth.edu, or Anita Pulley, Director, CTSI Education and Training, apulley@wakehealth.edu