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2007 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced
Date:9/18/2007

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission today announced the 2007 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. Honorees were selected in all four award categories.

The honorees, by award category, are as follows:

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT (2 RECIPIENTS)

-- Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D. - Center for Injury Research and

Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Winston is being recognized for her lifelong professional commitment to combining public health, biomechanical engineering and psychologic methodologies to promote safety and prevent injury among children from motor vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and acquired disability among children. Dr. Winston established Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS), a research to action program; the PCPS child-focused crash surveillance system today contains data from more than 500,000 crashes involving children. The research findings have informed improved safety design, as well as new legislation and regulations and anticipatory guidance by clinicians and public health educators. Child traffic deaths have been reduced by 15 percent since 1990, and PCPS is now recognized as the leading national resource for child safety experts. Dr. Winston has also provided expert input to national organizations such as the Institute of Medicine, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Product Safety Commission.

-- Darrell A. Campbell, Jr., M.D. - University of Michigan Hospitals and

Health Centers

Dr. Campbell is being recognized for advancing quality improvement initiatives at the national, regional and local le
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