Adjunct Instructor, Director, Office of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Clinical CareUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Program Director – Patient Safety Leadership Programs – Department of Medical Education, Medical Director – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Director – Quality and Safety Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
Research and Teaching Interests: With funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Defense (DOD), Dr. Valenta’s research and teaching focus on social and organizational issues related to health technology, including the role information systems play in patient safety. She was a consulting faculty member for the AHRQ-funded grant entitled “The Seven Pillars: Crossing the Patient Safety-Medical Liability Chasm”. The purpose of this AHRQ-funded project was to evaluate the impact of the “Seven Pillars” – a comprehensive response to patient harm that links effective and honest communication with improvements in patient safety and reducing medical liability risk.
Categories: Department of Medical Education, DME Faculty Emeritus, PSL Faculty