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Monthly Newsletter | January 2016



Ari Hoffman, Cat Lau, and Stephanie Rennke have been chosen among the first 27 medical student coaches for the School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum.


Meet Kiran Gupta

Assistant Clinical Professor


Other News

Sarah Schaeffer has been named one  of the John A. Watson Faculty Scholars, a Dean’s fund that supports diversity.



Alvin RajkomarVictoria ValenciaMaria NoveleroMichelle Mourad, and Andy Auerbach analyzed nearly 40,000 hospitalizations and determined that earlier discharge was associated with a longer LOS, particularly among emergent admissions.


Sirisha Narayana and colleague conducted a systematic review of articles published between 1966 and 2014 relevant to the bedside diagnosis of serious eye disease.


Sara Murray and Bob Wachter 
presented a clinical case of a patient with altered mental status, respiratory distress, and abdominal distention after an international flight in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Andy Auerbach, Judy Maselli, and
colleagues analyzed the association between ordering patterns and shift-based care in general pediatrics inpatients in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.


Andy Auerbach and colleagues measured the average time to potential inaccuracy, represented as the 'half-life,' of printed handoff documents in the BMJ Quality & Safety.


Featured Project

The Dashboard Trial Team will be launching a randomized control trial of their novel method of audit and feedback in February. 


Kaila Wells

"Kaila has rapidly
immersed herself in QI
projects and accomplished so much in a short amount of time. We are impressed and feel very lucky to have her helping us with our important initiatives!"

- Michelle Mourad


Ethel Wu

"Dr. Wu and her team’s bedside manners touched Mom to tears. The considerations and respect we were given far surpassed any requirements the situation called for. Thank you."

- A patient’s child