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Inaugural Class of a Leading Change Fellows Announced

November 11, 2015—The inaugural Leading Change Fellowship class includes 10 two-person interprofessional teams of mid-career and senior faculty in clinical leadership roles. This group will begin their yearlong fellowship at the Conference on Practice Improvement, December 3-6 in Dallas.

The Class of 2015-2016 includes the following interprofessional teams:

  • Karen Aiello and Ann Tseng, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Briana Balderrama, LPN, and Daisuke Yamashita, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Albert Campos and Cheyenne Rincones, RN, BSN, FNP-C, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso, TX
  • Matthew Devine, DO, Highland Family Medicine, Rochester, NY, and Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD, University of Rochester
  • Mark Drexler, MD, and Rita Yager, RN,  University of Chicago Northshore Family Medicine Residency, Glenview, IL
  • Lindsay Fazio, PhD, and Miranda Huffman, MD, MEd, Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO 
  • Alicia Jacobs, MD, and Holly Whitcomb, APRN-FNP, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT 
  • Heather Klusaritz, PhD, MSW, and Joseph Teel, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jean Moon, PharmD, and Tanner Nissly, DO, University of Minnesota
  • F. David Schneider, MD, St Louis University, and Craig Smith, PhD, St Louis University

Fellowship Cochairs Michel Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS, and Jennifer Johnson, MSHS, will lead the class through a competitive, yearlong program where fellows learn how to maximize the effectiveness of interprofessional teams in transformational change and complete a scholarly project. The class will present their scholarly projects and be recognized at the 2016 Conference on Practice Improvement, December 1-4 in Newport Beach, CA.

Applications for the 2016-2017 class will open in the summer of 2016. For more information visit the Leading Change Fellowship webpage. 

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