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2022 David M. Worthen Award Recipients

Portrait of Laura Zambrano-Vazquez

Laura Zambrano-Vazquez, PhD

2022 David M. Worthen Rising Star Award

Laura Zambrano-Vazquez, PhD is the Program Manager, Director of Training, Education & Dissemination Core for VHA’s VISN 17 Heart of Texas Health Care Network Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans.

portrait of Dr. Caputo

Laura Caputo, MD

2022 David M. Worthen Innovator Award

Laura Caputo, MD is a hospitalist at the Durham VA Medical Center (DVAMC) located in Durham, North Carolina. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. At the DVAMC, Dr. Caputo led a faculty development project focusing on inpatient medicine attendings who round with undergraduate and graduate physician trainees.

B.V. Watts Portrait

Bradley "Vince" Watts, MD, MPH

2022 David M. Worthen Career Achievement Award

Bradley “Vince” Watts, MD, MPH is the Director of the Rural Health Resource Center within VHA’s Office of Rural Health in Washington, DC. Dr. Watts is a national leader and scholar-practitioner in quality improvement and patient safety teaching and throughout his VA career, Dr. Watts led several large multisite fellowship programs in VA, including the Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Patient Safety, Health Systems Engineering Advanced Fellowship, Health Professions Education Evaluation and Research Advanced Fellowship and the Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety (CRQS) program.