UCSF Faculty Awarded Fellowships to Improve Health Quality

By Karin Rush-Monroe on February 04, 2013

Two UC San Francisco faculty have been awarded fellowships from the University of California’s Center for Health Quality and Innovation to support projects to improve the quality and value of health care.

Nathaniel Gleason, MD

Nathaniel Gleason, MD

The awardees are among 10 recipients from five UC campuses.

The yearlong UC Health Fellowships will build leadership skills and address a range of projects including ones to increase access to specialty care, expand the use of telehealth and enhance patient recovery after surgery. The fellows’ institutions will receive a $50,000 award that will support a portion of the salary and benefits associated with their time spent on their projects.

The UCSF fellows and their projects are:

  • Nathaniel Gleason, MD, assistant clinical professor of medicine, “E-consults – Expansion of E-consults to Multiple Specialty Services”
Toby Maurer, MD

Toby Maurer, MD

  • Toby Maurer, MD, professor of clinical dermatology, “Teledermatology Use in Triage Consultations”

UC Health launched the center in 2010 as part of its commitment to improve the quality of care to medically vulnerable Californians while also developing strategies to improve the delivery of care to help contain costs. The center is governed by a board composed of the six UC medical school deans, five UC medical center CEOs and chaired by the UC Health senior vice president.

The CHQI board selected the fellows from 36 applications by UC faculty and staff, which were evaluated on the leadership potential of the applicant, mentorship opportunity at the campus for the applicant, and the strength and strategic relevance of the proposed project. Fellows will receive mentorship from their campuses and will meet with the other fellows and leadership from all five UC medical center campuses.

For more information about the fellows, visit the UC Newsroom.