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September 2013


Investigator Spotlight

How Do Leadership Behaviors Influence Patient Safety?
 Pam Baker
What qualities and behaviors enable leaders to more effectively complete rounding for the purposes of improving patient safety? Pam Baker, MSN, RN, MBA, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, explains research Akron Children’s Hospital is conducting to answer that question. Watch video

Research News

Patient Experience Journal's Board Includes Akron Expert
 Stefan Agamonolis
Improving the patient experience is a major imperative in health care today, and an Akron Children’s Hospital expert will be helping to promote a more thorough examination of this subject as an editorial board member of a new Patient Experience Journal. Read more

Learning to Maximize Bioinformatics Capabilities
 Bioinformatics at work
An Akron Children’s investigator attended a weeklong series of seminars this summer to study bioinformatics best practices. Bioinformatics combines computer science, mathematics, and engineering to maximize technology to improve healthcare for individuals and populations. Read more

Research Institute Benefactor Honored by United Way
 Rebecca D. Considine
Rebecca D. Considine was recently honored by the United Way of Summit County’s Women’s Leadership Council for her many contributions to charitable causes, the largest of which was a $1 million gift to create the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute in 2009. Read more

Translational Science Seminar

Translational Science Seminars Resume in September
Translational Science Seminar 
Akron Children’s Hospital's Translational Science Seminar Series, which focuses on the translation of scientific knowledge into pediatric clinical practice, resumes in September. Offered by the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, these seminars are now in their fourth year. Read more

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Translational Science Seminar
  "Using Computerized Models of the Respiratory System to Improve Patient Care"
Terry Volsko, MHHS, RRT, FAARC 
Director of Respiratory Care at Akron Children’s Medical Center
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
Noon to 1 p.m.
Considine Professional Building Auditorium

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