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Six Authors of Award-Winning Essays Receive $5,000

Friday, May 27, 2011   (0 Comments)
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The Doctors Company Foundation and The Lucian Leape Institute, In Partnership, Present Young Physicians Patient Safety Award

BOSTON, MA (May 26, 2011) – The Doctors Company Foundation, in partnership with the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), presented The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards to recognize young physicians for their deep personal insight into the significance of patient safety work. The awards, given for the first time this year, were presented at the 2011 Patient Safety Congress, in Washington, D.C.

Third- and fourth-year medical students and first-year residents who were in hospital settings as of June 2010 or later were invited to submit an essay explaining their most instructional patient safety event, one that resulted in a personal transformation. Six winners of this prestigious award were selected to receive $5,000 plus registration and travel expenses to the 2011 NPSF Patient Safety Congress, held May 25-27, 2011.

This recipients of The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards are:

    • Dan Henderson, MD, MPH candidate, University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health
    • Mengyao Liang, MD candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Andrey Ostrovsky, BA, MD candidate, Boston University School of Medicine
    • Noah Rosenberg, MSIII, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    • Wael Salem, MPhil, Mayo Medical School
    • Christopher Thom, MD, University of Virginia

The 2011 Patient Safety Congress was held at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in Washington, DC. Now in its 13th year, the gathering is a cornerstone of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s educational activities and the only conference whose sole focus is sharing the latest best practices and tools for delivering safe patient care.


The Doctors Company Foundation — created in 2008 by the largest national insurer of medical liability for physicians, surgeons and other health professionals — provides charitable grants to support patient safety research, forums and pilot programs, patient safety education programs and medical liability research.

The Lucian Leape Institute was formed in 2007 to provide a strategic vision for improving patient safety. Composed of national thought leaders with a common interest in patient safety, the Institute functions as a think tank to identify new approaches to improving patient safety.

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997 – to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the work of the National Patient Safety Foundation and details on the newly-launched American Society for Professionals in Patient Safety at NPSF, please visit:

Contacts: John Bianchi, Goodman Media
(212) 576-2700 x228

Patricia McTiernan, NPSF
(617) 391-9922

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