The Center for Patient Safety and Health Policy was established in April 2008 as a new initiative at UTHSCSA with Dr. Jan Patterson as the Director for the Center. Dr Patterson is a Professor of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Pathology and is the Associate Dean for Quality & Lifelong Learning.
Dr. Patterson has been on the faculty at UTHSCSA since 1993. She has twenty years of experience in the field of healthcare epidemiology and hospital-acquired infections and is the author of numerous publications. Over the past fifteen years she has held numerous notable leadership reflecting her professional skills as a leader, both in and outside of this institution.
Center for Patient Safety & Health Policy receives the 2011 Outstanding Educational Program Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research at their annual meeting.