Coordinating Center

Since 2015, the VA Quality Scholars Coordinating Center has been located at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The Coordinating Center is comprised of program directors, local and site core faculty, staff and Health Professions Education Evaluation Research postdoctoral fellows. It is responsible for program implementation and assessment, developing and delivering a national, core curriculum, and fostering collaboration among the fellowship sites. The Coordinating Center also organizes an annual quality improvement conference which provides VA Quality Scholars an opportunity to meet face-to-face, collaborate and network with faculty and fellows from across the nation. At the conference, fellows also further their knowledge in leading, measuring and implementing change for the improved health of Veterans and the nation.