UAB School of Health Professions Dean Harold P. Jones interviews our expert faculty who are tailoring innovative solutions to real world problems in our monthly series called, "Shaping the Future of Healthcare." Check back periodically to hear about the latest on healthcare issues.

Healthcare Quality and Safety Graduate Certificate

Deans InterviewDean Jones interviews Dr.'s Buchalter, SlovenskyIn our latest session, Dean Jones takes a look at the new UAB Healthcare Quality and Safety Graduate Certificate.

He interviews Donna Slovensky, Ph.D., who is associate dean for academic and student affairs as well as the HQS administrative director and Scott Buchalter, M.D., who is vice president and chief strategy and quality officer for the UAB Health System as well as the HQS medical director.

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The HQS certificate is a unique, multi-disciplinary approach to the analysis and solution of complex problems. The program prepares clinical and administrative professionals to deploy quality and safety-focused strategies for their organization. Learn more at

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