The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Salus Global have established a research award in the area of Patient Safety in Obstetrics. The purpose of this grant is to provide Junior Fellows or Fellows of the College with funding to advance knowledge on issues related to Patient Safety with a special interest in the areas of Communication, Teamwork and Inter-professional coordination. The award is available from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists through a grant to the College by Salus Global (providers and implementors of the MOREOB patient safety program).

Salus Global is proud to announce that the first recipient of this award is: Dr. Jean Ju Sheen from the Montefiore Medical Centre / Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The title of her research study is ' A SWIFT Method for Handing Off Obstetrical Patients on the Labor Floor. She will pursue this research study over the next 12 months with the expectation of publishing her results.

Our heartfelt congratulations go to Dr Jean Ju Sheen, with our hope that her work will advance Patient Safety everywhere.