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Funding Opportunities

 Safety in Medicine Competion

The UCLA Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to announce:

The Jordan D. Miller Safety in Medicine Competition: To improve patient care and safety through innovation

$10,000 Prize
Open to UCLA physicians including faculty, staff and residents

Innovations that are eligible for the competition include:
 1.  A novel medical device
 2.  An improvement of an existing medical device
 3.  A novel technological process
 4.  A novel clinical pathway or process that improves medical care

These are broad categories that allow for maximum creativity with minimal constraints.
For more information and to submit an application, go to
http://www.anes.ucla.edu/jdm. Applications are due July 1, 2013.

The winner will be announced December 2013.


VA Quality Scholars Program

VAQS offers 2-year, paid fellowships for both nurses and physicians interested in developing skills in Quality Improvement.  The Los Angeles site is seeking nurse applicants to start this year (between July and September 2013).
Eligible nurse applicants are those who:
- Are either enrolled in, or completed, either a DNP or PhD program
- Have an active and current RN license
- Are US citizens

Fellows will be able to:
*       Design and lead interdisciplinary efforts for quality improvement.
*       Teach health professionals about health care improvement and quality.
*       Design and conduct research or improvement projects and publish results in peer-reviewed literature.
*       Develop new knowledge for the ongoing improvement of the quality of health care services.
*       Apply clinical, quality improvement and health services and outcomes research methods.
*       Learn successful approaches for grant writing and funding.

Those interested should contact either:
Lisa Rubenstein, MD, MSPH: lisa.rubenstein@va.gov
Lynn Soban, PhD, MPH, RN: lynn.soban@va.gov

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