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Introduction To The Center

Founded in 2001, the Patient Safety Research Center has been contributing towards reducing the huge national burden of medical errors through the creation of local cultures of safety through educational and research programs. These programs use innovative methodologies of collaborative multidisciplinary team-based safety measurement and enhancement. Several manuscripts have been published and numerous presentations have been given at national and international meetings, including an award-winning presentation in the Center’s first year of existence. We have made several invited presentations in Europe and the USA. Through these efforts, the Patient Safety Research Center has become internationally recognized for its research and development activities that are viewed as being the cutting edge. The Director and Associate Director have been invited to serve as Consultants to national and international task forces on medical errors in primary care. The center has been awarded research grants from various national foundations and training grants (at both Pre-Doc and Residency levels) from the Dept. of Health and Human Services. In addition, the Center is competing strongly and successfully for funding from Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) and National Institute of Health (NIH).



The Patient Safety Team (left to right): Ranjit Singh, Reva Fish, Renee Kee,
Gurdev Singh, Diana Anderson, Elizabeth McLean-Plunkett and Angela Wisniewski

(Photo by Doug Levere)

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Key Individuals in the Team of the  Center

Ranjit Singh MB BChir MA (Cantab) MBA Co-Director, Patient Safety Research Center, Medical Director, SNF, Erie County Medical Center, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine. Vice Chair for Research and Development, Dept. of Family Medicine.

Diana Anderson EdM Program Manager, Primary Care Research Institute, Dept. of Family Medicine.

Elizabeth McLean-Plunkett MA (Anthropology) Practice Enhancement Associate, Primary Care Research Institute, Dept. of Family Medicine.

John Taylor MBA Executive Director Primary Care Research Institute

Bruce Naughton MD Director, Geriatric Center of Excellence, Head, Division of Geriatrics, Dept of Medicine

Davina Porock PhD Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, UB School of Nursing

Sharon Hewner PhD, RN Assistant Professor

Raj Sharman PhD, MS (IIT), BS (IIT) Associate Professor Management Science and System Department, UB School of Management

H Raghav Rao PhD, MBA, BTech (IIT) SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Management Science and System Department, UB School of Management

Ramaswamy Ramesh PhD, MTech (IIT), BTech (IIT) Department Chair Professor Management Science and Systems Department, UB School of Management

Swarna Gaddam MBBS MPH Research Assistant, UB Patient Safety Research Center

Sameer Gunukula MBBS MPH Research Assistant, UB Patient Safety Research Center

Yvonne Scherer EdD RN CNS Associate Professor School of Nursing

Sung-Heui Bae PhD MPH RN Research Assistant Professor School of Nursing

Mary K. Brennan-Taylor BA Communications VP Programs YWCA of Niagara and Patient/Safety Advocate

Baker, John Gregory MA PhD Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences Department, University at Buffalo

Angela Wisniewski PharmD Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy.

Denise Pikuzinski BA Administrative Officer, Primary Care Research Institute, Dept. of Family Medicine.

Saburo Okazaki MD Research Assistant, Primary Care Research Institute, Dept. of Family Medicine.

Renee Cadzow

PhD Research Assistant Professor, Primary Care Research Institute, Dept. of Family Medicine.

Sonjoy Singh MB BChir,
MA (Cantab) MRCGP
Partner Niagara Family Medicine Associates

Tim Servoss MA Research Associate (Statistics) Department of Family Medicine

Ashok Singh MB BChir MA (Cantab) Assoc Director, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency Program

Andrew Danzo   Director of Development, Department of Family Medicine, Associate Editor, Journal of Rural Health.

Thomas Rosenthal MD Professor and Chair, Dept. of Family Medicine, Medical Director, NY State AHEC, Editor, Journal of Rural Health.

Gurdev Singh MScEng PhD (Birm) Director, Patient Safety Research Center, Dept of Family Medicine
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