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IE grad student wins Calkins Scholarship

Amanda Hobbs
First-year IE PhD student graduate student Amanda Hobbs (McComb group) has been awarded the 2015 David Calkins Memorial Scholarship from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

IHI awards the David Calkins Memorial Scholarship annually to one student who demonstrates a strong interest in health care improvement. Amanda’s essay was on improving the incident reporting process in a health clinic. The Calkins Scholarship will cover the cost of General Conference fees for IHI's 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando, Florida, from December 6-9, 2015, and will give partial support for Amanda’s travel to the Forum.

Read Amanda’s winning essay

The David Calkins Memorial Scholarship

David R. Calkins (May 27, 1948 – April 7, 2006), MD, MPP, was a physician, teacher, and health care improvement champion. At the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), he was a member of the 100,000 Lives Campaign team and an IHI Fellow. David was also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. David was instrumental in researching the evidence supporting the six interventions that formed the “platform” of the 100,000 Lives Campaign, and developing the Campaign’s How-to Guides. David was devoted to securing the scientific underpinnings of the Campaign; he embodied the Campaign’s spirit of optimism and shared learning.

IHI awards the David Calkins Memorial Scholarship annually to one student who demonstrates a strong interest in health care improvement. Eligibility: Any currently enrolled, full-time student (including but not limited to those in medical, nursing, pharmacy, social work, hospital administration, or engineering programs) may apply for the Calkins Scholarship.