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VCU Langston Center inducts interprofessional experts as Affiliate Scholars

October 23, 2019

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The VCU Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety recently inducted 18 interprofessional experts in innovation, quality and safety in its inaugural cohort of Affiliate Scholars.  The ceremony was held at the VCU School of Nursing following the earlier Bresenoff-Feierstein Innovation Lecture featuring ‘Big Idea’ founder and author Bill Bishop. The scholars, a diverse […]

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Author and ‘Big Idea’ founder Bill Bishop encourages Langston Center lecture attendees to innovate the way they think, instead of depending on technology

October 23, 2019

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When we think of innovation we typically think of technology. But the biggest and most important innovation we can make for the future is innovating the way we think. Author and ‘Big Idea’ founder Bill Bishop shared this key message during the Bresenoff-Feierstein Innovation lecture presented recently by the VCU Langston Center for Innovation in […]

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Experts from different fields to confront health care challenges as Langston Center Affiliate Scholars

October 16, 2019

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By Mary Kate Brogan University Public Affairs Virginia Commonwealth University is bringing together a team of innovation, quality and safety experts for a new program to address challenges in improving health care. The Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety’s Affiliate Scholars Program will induct its inaugural class of 18 members on Tuesday, Oct. 15. […]

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Langston Center hosts author and entrepreneur Bill Bishop for innovation lecture

September 2, 2019

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Author and entrepreneur Bill Bishop is the speaker for this fall’s Bresenoff-Feierstein Innovation Lecture, titled “Innovation in the New Economy: Implications for Health Care,” on Thursday, Oct. 15. Presented by the Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety, the lecture will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the VCU College of […]

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Innovation lecture encourages empathy-driven solutions in health care

February 21, 2019

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Garret Westlake, Ph.D.,executive director of the VCU da Vinci Center, addressed a diverse audience of more than 60 interprofessional faculty, students and health care practitioners on Feb. 13, 2019 at VCU School of Nursing on the topic, “Cross-disciplinary Collaboration: At the Nexus of Innovation and Innovation Education.” His presentation was sponsored by the Langston Center for Innovation […]

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Michael Bleich appointed director of VCU Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety

January 22, 2019

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VCU School of Nursing announced that Michael R. Bleich, Ph.D., RN, has been named senior professor and director of the VCU Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety.  A nationally recognized scholar and thought leader, Bleich most recently served as the center’s interim director after joining the school for a year as a visiting […]

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Langston Center seeking abstracts for its annual symposium

July 13, 2017

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The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation is seeking abstract submissions for its annual symposium, titled “Patients and Practitioners: Partnering for Health,” being held Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kontos Medical Sciences Building on the MCV Campus. The symposium’s purpose is to explore ways to partner optimally with […]

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VCU School of Nursing hosts inaugural Feierstein Lecture on advancing nursing image and practice

July 6, 2017

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The nature and scope of innovation, as well as taking an idea and advancing it from research and practice to implementation was the focus of the inaugural Feierstein Lecture that drew 150 students, faculty, alumni and other health care practitioners recently to the VCU School of Nursing. Nationally renowned nurse leader Michael R. Bleich, Ph.D., […]

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Marianne Baernholdt participates in NIH health disparities study section

June 26, 2017

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Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, participated in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Health Disparities and Equity Promotion study section on June 19-20 in Washington, D.C. Baernholdt reviewed NIH grants focused on health disparities whether by race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or geography.

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VCU School of Nursing hosts lecture on patient-centered care in Swiss acute care hospitals

June 21, 2017

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As part of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation Lecture Series, Stefanie Bachnick, M.S.N., RN, research assistant and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Nursing Science in Basel, Switzerland, presented “Patient-centered Care in Swiss Acute Care Hospitals: Results of a Cross-sectional Multi-center Study” on June 20. Bachnick focused on clinicians’ roles in communicating […]

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