Brenda Fahy, MD, Receives the W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Award

Published: March 27th, 2019

Category: Feature

Professor of Anesthesiology Brenda Fahy, MD, MCCM, was awarded the W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Award along with Emergency Medicine colleague, Mary Patterson, MD, MEd, for their project titled Deploying In Situ Simulation to Improve Team Performance and Identify Safety Threats. 

The University of Florida W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Awards Program provides start-up support for faculty and staff to design and implement projects focused on reducing the likelihood of adverse events or claims and/or patient safety and clinical process improvements. Smith Awards-funded projects must plan and implement clinical education and process improvement initiatives designed to directly improve patient safety and clinical processes that enhance the delivery of care and minimize the opportunity for claims and litigation.