2023 Excellence in Research
The recipient of the Excellence in Research Award is focused on improving the quality and value of care for patients with chronic lung disease across care transition settings.
Valerie Press, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, executive medical director of specialty value-based care, and medical director of the Care Transitions Clinic at the University of Chicago. Dr. Press received her medical degree and Master of Public Health in health management and policy at the University of Michigan. She completed her internal medicine and pediatrics residency training and hospitalist scholars research fellowship training at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Press' research is focused on developing, testing, and implementing patient and system level interventions to improve the quality and value of care for patients with chronic lung disease across care transition settings. She currently serves as principal investigator for two R01 research project grants (National Institutes of Health and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). SHM is a collaborator on both R01 projects that are focused on improving care for patients with COPD by utilizing tailored patient and system centered interventions to reduce revisits to the emergency department and/or hospital post-hospitalization for COPD.
Dr. Press has been an active member of SHM since 2009, has served as chair of the RIV research committee, and is currently a member of the Research Committee. She is a dedicated award-winning mentor and she has mentored through the SHM student scholar summer program. She was previously a recipient of SHM’s Junior Investigator award in 2017.
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