Dr. Carney awarded Bishop Fellowship

Dr. CarneyPatty Carney, PhD, MSN, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, has received one of four Bishop Fellowship Awards for 2011-2012.

According to their website, The Bishop Fellowship Program was inaugurated in 2000 to prepare senior family medicine faculty to assume positions of greater responsibility in academic medicine and health care leadership. It was developed because of the vision of F. Marian Bishop, PhD, founding member and former president of the Foundation, and is supported by the F. Marian Bishop Charitable Trust. This 1-year program offers 2 program options; working in partnership with the American Council on Education’s ACE Fellowship program, or working within a self-directed curriculum.

Knight News spoke with Dr. Carney recently about her award.

Congratulations! The Award description outlines two program options: the ACE option, or the self-directed option. Which have you chosen, and what will you be doing?

I am doing the ACE option – this option allows me to understand how to develop complex financial plans (including tracking matrices to assess development outcomes) for Universities and university systems as well as how to successfully develop diverse affiliations with other entities. These skills will allow me to understand how to develop strategic plans to benefit OHSU in both Family Medicine and the Knight Cancer Institute. In between ACE coursework, I will be spending time at the University of Toronto, which has successfully developed strategic plans for its centers in many areas.

How will this award enhance your research?

I hope this work will allow me to successfully develop research strategies that include successful affiliations across Oregon for the Knight Cancer Institute and strategically across the country for educational research in Family Medicine.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I am honored to be the first PhD to receive this award. In the past, it has gone only to physicians. I am also very grateful for the support and resources I am receiving from the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU for this fellowship and those from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.