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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

2021-2022 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 18, 2021 Wed, Oct 20, 2021 Fri, Nov 12, 2021 Fri, Jan 21, 2022
Wed, Feb 16, 2022 Fri, Apr 15, 2022 Tues, May 10, 2022 Tues, Jun 21, 2022 (Peds orientation)


Register via LMS (enter “unchihqi” in the Learning Activities search box).


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 – General Internal Medicine
Benny Joyner, MD – Pediatrics Will Stoudemire, MD – Pediatrics
Cristie Dangerfield – Patient Safety Officer, UNC Medical Center Ashley Sutton, MD – Pediatrics
Christine McKenzie, MD – Anesthesiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD, FASA – Anesthesiology
Clare Mock, MD – Medicine Katie Westreich, MD – Pediatric Nephrology
Carlton Moore, MD, MS – Medicine Stephenie Fenton-Wilhelm, JD – Vice President, Risk Management
Patience Leino, Senior Administrator of Quality & Education, American Board of Pediatrics Carl Seashore, MD – Pediatrics