Kenneth Shine, M.D., to speak Friday at summer institutes
Contact: Catherine Duncan, 210-567-2570
SAN ANTONIO (July 8, 2013) — On the eve of his retirement as executive vice chancellor for health affairs with The University of Texas System, Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., will address fellow educators and health career providers who have dedicated their lives to his shared passion of providing quality health care.
Dr. Shine, who is a champion of many UT-led enhancements in health care education and research, will be retiring as executive vice chancellor later this year. In his current position, he is responsible for the six UT System health institutions, including the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, and their aggregate operating budget of almost $8.4 billion. He will continue with the UT System as special advisor to the chancellor.
At 8:15 a.m. Friday, July 12, Dr. Shine will present “Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Quality Improvement” to those attending the 2013 Summer Institutes on Evidence-Based Quality Improvement. The summer institutes are hosted by the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE) in the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
The institutes run from Tuesday, July 9, through Saturday, July 13, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio. The 12th annual conference provides clinicians, educators and researchers the opportunity to share their evidence-based practice successes. The institutes are aimed at helping health care providers improve quality and safety in health care by translating evidence into practice.
Dr. Shine, who spoke at the first conference, joined the UT System in 2003. During his tenure, the Office of Health Affairs has completed six presidential searches, implemented a strategy on the Future of Public Health, launched the nationally recognized Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Program, created the Transformation in Medical Education (TIME) program, and established the first Systemwide Academy of Health Professions Educators in the country.
Dr. Shine was honored with the 2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award from the National Quality Forum and Joint Commission. He also received the Founders Award of the American College of Healthcare Quality. He was recognized for leading numerous initiatives to improve quality and safety in health care.
A cardiologist and physiologist, Dr. Shine graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1961. He trained at Harvard’s acclaimed teaching hospital, Massachusetts General, where he became chief resident in medicine in 1968. In 1969, he joined the faculty at the University of California at Los Angeles, ultimately becoming dean of the UCLA School of Medicine in 1986.
IOM president, Dr. Shine led national efforts to improve health care
In 1992, Dr. Shine was named president of the Institute of Medicine, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that helps influence national health care policy. During his 10 years as its leader, the IOM took on several crucially important issues such as food safety, tobacco use and end-of-life care, and became one of the most important forces to improve health in the nation.
Highlights of the 2013 Summer Institutes on Quality Improvement:
The summit is the official conference of the Improvement Science Research Network. Philosophically aligned with the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award program, the goals of the ISRN are to accelerate improvement by conducting interprofessional landmark multi-site studies and to enhance translation of research findings in health care.
The TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals Workshop provides an introduction of the standardized federal program for health care team training, Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety, which optimizes team performance, resolving the communication breakdowns that are major contributors to major health crises.
Also, the Essential Elements Workshop: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice is recommended for those new to the institute, which is organized around the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation introduced during this workshop.
Kathleen R. Stevens, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, will speak at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 11, on “From Knowing to Doing.” She is a professor and director of the ISRN and the ACE at the Health Science Center.
Keynote speaker Charles Duke Jr., Ph.D. (Hon.), astronaut and president of Charlie Duke Enterprises and co-author of “Moonwalker,” will discuss “Innovating on the Edge of Knowledge: A Walk on the Moon” at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, July 11.
Learn more about the conferences here.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 3 percent of all institutions worldwide receiving National Institutes of Health funding. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced approximately 28,000 graduates. The $736 million operating budget supports eight campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.
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