Young Physicians Patient Safety Award Winners Announced by The Doctors Company Foundation and the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation

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Six Winners to Receive Cash Awards and Complimentary Travel and Registration to the 15th NPSF Patient Safety Congress.

The Doctors Company Foundation, in partnership with the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), has announced this year’s winners of The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards, which recognize young physicians for their deep personal insight into the significance of patient safety work.

The awards will be presented at the 15th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress to be held May 8-10, 2013, in New Orleans.

This year’s award winners are:

  • Lauren Boreta, BA, MD candidate, University of California, San Francisco
  • Consuelo V. David, MD, MSc, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Rajshri Mainthia, BS, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Stephanie Ng, BA, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Stephen Nelson, BS, University of Connecticut
  • Neetika Srivastava, BS, Boston University School of Medicine

The winners were chosen from a field of third- and fourth-year medical students and first-year residents who were in hospital settings as of June 2012 or later. Candidates meeting the criteria were eligible to submit essays explaining their most instructional patient safety event, one that resulted in a personal transformation.

The awards, which are funded by The Doctors Company Foundation, will be conferred at the Patient Safety Congress, on Thursday, May 9, in advance of a keynote session featuring members of the Lucian Leape Institute. Winners receive $5,000 each and are also provided with registration and travel expenses to this highly respected patient safety conference, helping to further their commitment to patient safety.

This year’s Patient Safety Congress will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. This annual meeting is a cornerstone of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s educational activities and the only conference whose sole focus is sharing the latest best practices and tools for delivering safe patient care.

The winning essays will be available on the NPSF Congress website,, after the close of the meeting.

About the Doctors Company Foundation
Created in 2008 by the largest national insurer of medical liability for physicians, surgeons and other health professionals, the Doctors Company Foundation provides charitable grants to support patient safety research, forums and pilot programs, patient safety education programs and medical liability research.

About the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF
The Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF was formed in 2007 to provide a strategic vision for improving patient safety. Composed of national thought leaders with a common interest in patient safety, the Institute functions as a think tank to identify new approaches to improving patient safety.

About the National Patient Safety Foundation
NPSF has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997--to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, multistakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the work of the National Patient Safety Foundation, please visit:

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