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GS&P’s Sheila Bosch Spearheads New EBD Journal Club

TAMPA, Fla. – Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Director of Research Sheila Bosch, Ph.D., EDAC, LEED AP, is spearheading a committee to launch the Center for Health Design’s new Evidence-Based Design Journal Club. The club is open to all and will offer a series of free, interactive webinars to help design professionals translate EBD study findings into day-to-day applications. The center has planned four quarterly sessions for 2013 addressing a wide range of topics in the healthcare design industry including patient safety, operational efficiency and space utilization.

“I’m thrilled to lead this initiative that provides a forum for my industry peers – designers, researchers, physicians, nurses and administrators – to discuss the best ways to put key EBD studies into practice,” said Bosch. “It’s not only a great way for each attendee to proactively develop their own knowledge and skills, but also an important step in advancing the value of Evidence-Based Design in the healthcare field – and ultimately the design of more effective healing environments. I look forward to the journal club’s growth and I am proud that several of my GS&P colleagues and other leaders from across the country have signed on to join the sessions.”

The Evidence-Based Design Journal Club sessions are listed below. Visit for additional information and registration.

June 5
Centralized vs. Decentralized Nursing Stations: Effects on Nurses’ Functional Use of Space and Work Environment
Co-hosts Frank Becker, Ph.D., and Janelle Stichler, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC, EDAC, FACHE, FAAN, with first author Terri Zborowsky, Ph.D., EDAC

Sept. 4
Staff Perceptions Before and After Adding Single Family Rooms in the NICU
Co-hosts Robert White, M.D., and Elisa Worden-Kirouac, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC, GS&P senior interior designer, with first author Sheila Bosch, Ph.D., EDAC, LEED AP

Dec. 4
Hospital Room Design and Health Outcomes of the Aging Adult
Co-hosts Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., and Michael Compton, LEED BD+C, GS&P architect, with first author Susan Lorenz, RN, DrNP, NEA-BC, EDAC

Each session focuses on an EBD paper or article recently published in a peer-reviewed journal such as the Health Environments Research and Design Journal. Following registration, participants will receive a copy of the journal article for review. The club will discuss the study findings and provide suggestions for implementing the research. The webinars will be one hour in length and provide time for attendees to comment, ask questions and interact with presenters. Participants will also receive one EDAC/AIA continuing education unit.


Posted March 4, 2013

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