Thursday, October 23, 2008

National forum scholarship opportunity

A notice I received that may be of interest to those of you involved in pediatric care:

Justin's HOPE Project and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement are extremely proud to announce the Justin Micalizzi Memorial IHI Scholarship in loving memory of Justin A. Micalizzi who died at the age of 11 due to a medical error following the incision and drainage of a septic ankle. Learning from this devastating loss, and making a difference that will improve pediatric health care is Justin's family's quest. Justin's HOPE project will award scholarships to health caregivers who are committed to serving vulnerable underprivileged and underserved pediatric populations globally.

The Justin Micalizzi Memorial IHI Scholarship will cover the cost of the General Conference fees for IHI's 20th National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 10-11, 2008. In addition, the scholarship will provide a $1,000 stipend to be used toward travel, lodging, or other Forum expenditures (including fees for Learning Labs or Minicourses held on December 8-9).

Requirements: To apply, please complete a 500 word essay explaining your dedication to and passion for serving vulnerable pediatric populations, and your desire to improve children's health care. Please submit your essay to no later than Oct. 31, 2008. Those awarded with this scholarship will be notified by Nov. 14, 2008.

For more information about Justin's HOPE at the Task Force for Child Survival and Development, please visit here.

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