Gurses, Ayse

Summaries of Independent Scientist (K) Awards

Summaries of recently funded projects for Independent Scientist and Mentored Clinical Scientist Development K Awards.

Institution: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Grant Title: Improving the Safety of Care Transitions for Cardiac Surgery Patients
Grant Number: K01 HS018762
Duration: 5 years (2010-2015)
Total Award: $671,000

Project Description: The proposal has three main aims:

  1. Identify hazards that threaten post-operative cardiac surgery patients' safety in transition of care.
  2. Conduct a prospective risk assessment of the potential failure modes.
  3. Develop a novel, risk-analysis-informed intervention bundle and pilot test its impact on the safety of care transitions for post-operative cardiac surgery patients and the care providers.

Career Goals: Dr. Gurses is an Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Johns Hopkins University. She received her PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then had a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Gurses would like to become a leading researcher in the area of human factors and patient safety research. Further, she would like to develop and implement large scale, national and international quality/patient safety improvement collaboratives focusing on handoffs and care transitions.

Progress to Date: This grant has just started.

Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:

  • Graduate Student Mentor Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.
  • Vilas Travel Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.

K-Generated Publications: None thus far.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created March 2012
Internet Citation: Gurses, Ayse. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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