IHQI helps physicians gain a solid foundation in quality improvement through this one-day course that highlights the safety and quality challenges facing healthcare and physicians’ role as leaders in improvement work. The course emphasizes involving patients and families in quality and safety.


  • Introduction to QI methods (including Lean, Six Sigma and the Model for Improvement)
  • Leadership roles in QI and how to participate in and contribute to QI at UNC
  • Disclosure of adverse events, patient safety and peer support
  • Involving patients and families in quality and safety

2020-2021 Dates

*We are currently offering PEQS virtually in light of COVID-19. We will re-visit hosting in-person trainings as the public health situation improves.*

Wed, Aug 26 Wed, Sept 30 Mon, Oct 26 Thurs, Nov 19 Thurs, Jan 28
Tues, Feb 23 Fri, Mar 26 Wed, Apr 28 Fri, May 21 Wed, June 16


Register via LMS (enter “unchihqi” in the Learning Activities search box). Directions can be found here.


Tom Bice, MD, MSc – Pulmonary Medicine Matt Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS – UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement & Urology
Jenny Boyd, MD – Pediatric Critical Care Casey Olm-Shipman, MD – Neurology and Neurosurgery
Bhisham Chera, MD – Radiation/Oncology Joey Powell – Executive Director, Me Fine Foundation
Trevor Hackman, MD – Otolaryngology Shana Ratner, MD – UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement & General Internal Medicine
Benny Joyner, MD – Pediatrics Will Stoudemire, MD – Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Lori Lee – Me Fine Foundation; NC Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Board Ashley Sutton, MD – Pediatrics
Peggy McNaull, MD; Anesthesiology & Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality & Safety, UNC Hospitals Alex Toledo, MD – Transplant Surgery
Clare Mock, MD – Medicine Katie Westreich, MD – Pediatric Nephrology
Carlton Moore, MD, MS РMedicine Stephenie Fenton-Wilhlem, JD РAssociate Vice President, Risk Management
Lori Nash, RN, MS – Director of Clinical Risk Management and Accreditation Dawn Woody – Operational Efficiency, UNC Hospitals