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Announcing The Election of Three New Officers to The EMPSF Board of Directors!

Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks, MD, MS, FACEP

Director, National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare (NCHFEH)

Director, Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL)

MedStar Institute for Innovation

Terry Fairbanks

Terry Fairbanks is the director of the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, director of MedStar Health's Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL) and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University. He also maintains an academic appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. Fairbanks is a patient safety/human factors engineering researcher, board certified emergency physician, and former paramedic and EMS Medical Director.  He serves as an attending physician in the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Emergency Department.

Dr. Fairbanks holds an advanced degree in human factors engineering/industrial systems engineering from Virginia Tech and uses this background to apply safety engineering techniques and research methodology to medical systems. He has received funding for patient safety-related research from the NIH, AHRQ, and several foundations including the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation (EMPSF) through the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. He is currently funded by an NIH K08 Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and BioEngineering and joined the EMPSF Board of Directors in March 2013. 


Drew Fuller, MD, MPH, FACEP

Director of Safety Innovation, Emergency Medicine Associates, P.A., P.C. 

Board Member Drew Fuller

Drew Fuller, MD, MPH, FACEP is a board certified Emergency Physician and a patient safety specialist with over 25 years of health care experience in allied health, internal medicine and emergency medicine. He is the Director of Safety Innovation for Emergency Medicine Associates (EMA), which serves 13 hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region; reaching nearly 500,000 patient visits annually.

Dr. Fuller received his Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, with a concentration in health policy and medical degree from the University of Florida. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine in the Johns Hopkins Health System, where he developed his focus on patient safety and system oriented solutions. He has served as Chairman of the Board for Baltimore Medical Systems (BMS), Maryland’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center system and served on the Ethics Council for the American Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), a past Chairman of the Section on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS), and has authored/coauthored over 15 peer reviewed publications.  He is a member of the EMPSF Education Committee and was elected to serve on the EMPSF Board of Directors in March of 2013.

Dr. Fuller’s professional mission is to facilitate the development of breakthrough innovative, practical, system-oriented solutions to improve safety in emergency care. He is committed to advancing the culture and practice of safety within emergency medicine and health systems on a regional, national and international level.  Dr. Fuller joined the EMPSF Board of Directors in March 2013. 


AnnMarie Papa, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN     

Director of Medical Nursing and Director of the Observation Unit and the ED at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Board Member AnnMarie Papa

AnnMarie Papa is an energetic and engaging leader who mentors and inspires many. She has presented on many topics related to emergency nursing regionally, nationally and internationally. Holding a BSN and MSN from Villanova University and a DNP from Waynesburg University, AnnMarie is also a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing.

With over 35 years of experience, AnnMarie has a proven track record of successful teambuilding, innovative problem solving and leadership development. She is a transformational leader with a strong background in organizational development, consistently leads teams to enhance quality outcomes and fosters inter-professional collaboration.

AnnMarie is a thought leader and sought after speaker on leadership, mentoring and many other topics. She has been recognized for her exemplary leadership with local, state and national awards. Most recently she was recognized as one of Health Leaders Media Top 20 and was the 2011 recipient of the Villanova University College of Nursing Alumni Medallion. She served in a number of state, local and national leadership positions. In 2011 she served as the National ENA President and is currently the Director of Medical Nursing and Director of the Observation Unit and the ED at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. AnnMarie is the Chair of the EMPSF Education Committee and joined the EMPSF Board of Directors in March 2013.  

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