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Coordinating Center Blast Newsletter

The Week's BLAST News Links                                                           November 1, 2012

Actions This Week:

The Coordinating Center would like to identify 1-2 representatives from each site to participate as a member of the Planning Committee to support the development of our annual meeting scheduled for the week of March 4th, 2013. The preliminary time identified for the meeting is Tuesday, of each week at noon Eastern Time, with the first meeting to be held on November 13th. Please send forward the names of 1-2 representatives from your site that might be available to participate. This person will be asked to serve as a communication liaison between the site and the Coordinating Center. Please send forward the names of your representative to Laural Traylor by November 9th.

Program Manager Reminder: Publications and Presentations Update due to the Portal by November 15th.

Note: National Nurse Practitioner Week is Nov 11-17, 2012. AANP has NP related statistics and a nice resource guide with posters, publications and other materials in the AANP press room. 

CoEPCE Site Highlight

VA CoEPCE/EdPACT participates in UCSF Partners Primary Care Summit

Ed PactThe University of California San Francisco held a Primary Care Summit in September, bringing together champions from patient care, education and research from UCSF Campus and Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Kevin Grumbach, MD, Chair and Professor in UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine and Catherine Lucey, MD, Vice Dean for Education in UCSF School of Medicine, framed the meeting around cross-system learning and the need to tailor curriculum to support the transformation of “physician centered practice to patient focused teams”. The general mission of the summit was to facilitate shared understanding of how each system is redesigning models of primary care and to find out how UCSF can be best positioned within these transformational models to support the development of students and trainees who will eventually practice in a patient centered system.

The summit featured the following VA speakers and topics:

View of Systems Leaders on Organizational Readiness and Capacity for Primary Care Transformation (Panel Discussion): Diana Nicoll, MD, PhD, MPA, Chief of Staff, VAMC‐SF & Associate Dean, UCSF SOM
Status of Primary Care by Site: Carolyn Wong, RN, BS – Nurse Manager, Medical Practice, Women’s and ID Clinics, SF VA
Interprofessional Education and the VA Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education Rebecca Shunk, MD, Co‐Director, SF VA Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education; Susan Janson, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN – Professor, UCSF Dept of Community Health Systems
Structure and process for teams and teamlets in teaching clinics Panel Discussion (Breakout): Rebecca Shunk, MD 

To view the UCSF article and video visit the UCSF News Center

CoEPCE Trainee Highlight

CoEPCE Physician Assistant Trainee Reflects on Experience in “Interdisciplinary Super Team”

Blog Author and Yale University Physician Associate Program Trainee, Harrison Reed shares his enthusiasm about his experience in “At the Center of Excellence”. Be sure and take a look Mr. Reed’s enjoyable article on Harrison’s Blog.

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Coordinating Center Staff

Stuart Gilman
Program Director
562.826.5323

Kathryn Rugen
Nurse Consultant
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Judith Bowen
Physician Consultant
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Deborah Ludke
Administrative Officer
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Laural Traylor
Program Manager
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Kim Uhl
Management Analyst
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