UCI physicians are among the recipients of the University of California Center for Health Quality & Innovation’s inaugural round of grants. Critical care specialist Dr. Elizabeth Turner was awarded $50,000 to – along with Dr. Chris Fox and Dr. Mark Rosen – implement an educational program on the bedside use of handheld ultrasound. And Drs. Alpesh Amin, Mayil Krishnam and Mark Langdorf are part of grant-supported, UC-wide clinical research efforts to improve patient care integration, prevent blood clots and optimize CT usage. The Center for Health Quality & Innovation aims to improve patient care while decreasing costs, one of the key goals of healthcare reform. Overall, nine grants totaling about $3.4 million were awarded to UC faculty and staff.