Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Holds Regional Research Symposium

April 4, 2017

The Office of Graduate Medical Education and the Clinical Research Department of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center will host the 2017 Conemaugh Regional Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Pasquerilla Conference Center in Johnstown.

Opening remarks will begin at 4 pm followed by presentations of research and judging at 4:15 pm. A reception and poster display will be held at 6:15 pm. Dinner and announcements of award winners at 6:45 pm.

Dr. Richard Wozniak, Medical Director of Graduate Medical Education states, “The nature of clinical research integrates various missions of the Conemaugh Health System including education, research and patient care. The Research Program within CHS is dedicated to supporting the research efforts of the medical staff, residents and students while ensuring compliance with all applicable ethical, legal and regulatory standards. Through this structure and the mentorship of teaching faculty, research is an important component of resident education and life long learning. We are proud to be part of this organization-wide movement to promote research and evidence-based practice as well as the scholarship of our residents and faculty.”

Guest speaker, Jonathan G. Bae, M.D., joined the faculty at Duke University Hospital in July 2009 as a hospitalist.  Since that time, he has served in several key roles in quality improvement and patient safety including Chief Resident for the Medicine Residency Program, Associate Program Director for Quality and Safety for the Medicine Residency Program, as well as Associate Medical Director for Quality for Hospital Medicine. 

He has had a focus in hospital based performance improvement with special interests in mortality, patient safety, care transitions, and medical resident education. 

Dr. Bae’s professional accomplishments include the organization of a quality improvement and patient safety curriculum for the medicine residency program, the development of an interactive online quality improvement project tool, as well as leading numerous quality improvement projects for the hospital.  Since 2011, Dr. Bae has been leading a team to develop a process for reviewing all inpatient deaths for Duke Hospital Medicine and in 2014, he was appointed as a medical director to expand standardized mortality review across the health system.

Professional Experience

  • Medical Director for Mortality & Quality Review
  • Associate Medical Director for Quality, Duke Hospital Medicine
  • Associate Program Director for Quality & Safety, Duke Medicine Residency Program
  • Medical Chief Resident, Duke Medicine Residency Program


  • 2009, Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Training Program, Duke University Medical Center
  • 2005, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2001, B.S. Biology, Duke University

The event is open to the public at a fee of $30 per person. Submit name, contact number and check to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Graduate Medical Education, 1086 Franklin Street, Johnstown, PA 15905. For more information, call (814) 534-9892.