Teachers of Quality Academy

A key success factor for the magnitude of curricular change we face is the presence of committed faculty who understand, practice, and can teach future generations of health professions students how to create optimal care environments utilizing effective care teams.

Teachers of Quality Academy

The new "Teachers of Quality Academy" (TQA) is designed to develop in our faculty the skills necessary to practice and teach new curriculum in patient safety, quality improvement, and systems-based practice in an environment of interprofessional, team-based care. This cohort of master educators that will undergo advanced training in these areas, develop projects to apply these skills across the health system, train the students and other caregivers in these concepts. As a result of this training, faculty in the Quality Academy will earn a Credential in Medical Education from the ECU College of Education.


In addition to advanced training in PS/QI, the TQA faculty will also participate in training on adult education principles, curriculum development, teaching modalities and assessment methods, in order to ensure effective planning, delivery and evaluation for the newly designed curriculum.

At the end of TQA training, faculty will be able to:

  • Build a culture of quality and safety
  • Set audacious goals for your quality efforts
  • Develop appropriate metrics and use quality data for improvement
  • Develop and implement inpatient and ambulatory-focused improvement projects
  • Build your team’s skills in recognizing and eliminating defects
  • Manage adverse events for transformation
  • Use existing structures to leverage quality efforts
  • Link improvement science and academic advancement, and publish your improvement work
  • Assess their environment’s readiness for the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER)

2014 TQA Fellows

NameDepartment/DivisionSponsor(s)
Hellen RansomBioethicsMaria Clay
Raj NekkantiCardiovascular Sciences Mark Williams
Gail Allen Emergency Medicine Ted Delbridge
Bryan KitchEmergency Medicine Ted Delbridge
Tim Reeder Emergency Medicine Ted Delbridge
Jason Foltz Family Medicine Ken Steinweg
Balaji Pabbu Family Medicine/Geriatrics Ken Steinweg
Vontrelle Roundtree Family Medicine Resident Ken Steinweg
Harry AdamsInternal Medicine/Infectious DiseasePaul Bolin
Niti ArmisteadInternal Medicine/General MedicinePaul Bolin
Caroline HoustonInternal Medicine/Endocrinology Paul Bolin
Keith NelsonOB-GYNClifford Haislip
David Eldridge Pediatrics/General Pediatrics Ron Perkin
Coral Steffy Pediatrics/General Pediatrics Ron Perkin
Beatrice Zepeda Pediatrics/Critical Care Ron Perkin
William Doss Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Dan Moore
Erwin Manalo Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Dan Moore
Nadyah JohnPsychiatrySy Saeed
Toni JohnsonPsychiatrySy Saeed
Ari MwachofiPublic HealthLloyd Novick
Libby HarrisRadiation OncologyPaul Cunningham
Tim FitzgeraldSurgery Rich Zeri
Megan SippeySurgery Rich Zeri
ECU College of Nursing
Gina WoodyUndergraduateKathleen Sitzman
Pam Reis Graduate Nursing Science Mary Ann Rose
Linda BolinUndergraduateKathleen Sitzman
Lou Ann BaldreeUndergraduateKathleen Sitzman
ECU College of Allied Health Sciences
Tom RossHealth Services and Information ManagementXiaoming Zeng
Michael KennedyHealth Services and Information ManagementXiaoming Zeng

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