New Systems, Better Care

Sydnee Logan
By Sydnee Logan  | 
New Systems, Better Care

Nurses and engineers have more in common than you think. For one thing, we believe in problem solving and teamwork.

Dean Patricia Davidson, engineering Dean Ed Schlesinger, Malone Center Director Gregory Hager, PhD program director Jason Farley

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing just announced a new interdisciplinary fellowship opportunity in conjunction with the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, a division of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School for Engineering.

Dean Patricia Davidson, engineering Dean Ed Schlesinger, and nursing and engineering PhD students

Current Johns Hopkins nursing and engineering PhD students can now apply. As a fellow, you will work with faculty in the school of nursing and in the Malone center on research that improves patient outcomes through:

  • Implementation science
  • Technologic innovation
  • Systems modeling & optimization

One engineering student and one nursing student will be selected.

Dean Patricia Davidson & Dean Ed Schlesinger

“I’ve been a nurse for 40 years and the same problems exist. It’s time to think about systems solutions instead of technical ones,” says Dean Patricia Davidson.

“I cannot imagine a better environment to figure out how medical professionals and engineers can come together to solve problems,” says Ed Schlesinger, Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. “Amazing things are going to come out of this incredible opportunity.”


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Sydnee Logan is the Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator for Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She shares what’s going on here with the world.


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