Academics

Medical Education RFAs

The Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators and Pritzker School of Medicine make research funding available to support research in medical education across the continuum.

2020-2021 Application Process

Proposals for the 2020-2021 academic year are due on January 10, 2020. If you are interested in applying, please request a link to the application by emailing the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators. This email should include information as to whether the planned proposal pertains to medical student education, resident/fellow education or both.

Total funding for projects should not exceed $25,000 equally shared between the grantee's department and the Dean for Medical Education (up to $12,500 from each source, with documentation of anticipated support from the department chairman). Awards will be announced by mid-March 2020, with funding to commence on July 1, 2020.

We are especially interested in receiving proposals related to the following themes but welcome proposals in other areas as well:

  • Interprofessional health education
  • Innovative methods of competency assessment
  • Integration of clinical medicine and basic science
  • Value based care

Past Awardees

Each year the Dean for Medical Education and the Pritzker School of Medicine make research funding available to support research in education across the continuum. These awards are part of an ongoing series of initiatives to foster research, innovation, and scholarship in medical education and to promote and sustain a strong culture of teaching throughout the medical school and in our graduate medical education programs. Since the medical education grants' inception in 2006, the grants have laid the foundation for curricular innovations within the medical school and graduate medical education programs. All awardees present a poster presentation of their medical education research project at the annual Medical Education Day.

The 2019 Medical Education Grantees

Interprofessional Reproductive Ethics Curriculum (IREC)

  • Julie Chor, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Candice Norcott, PhD, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Psychiatry
  • Adrianne Dade, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Kylie Steenbergh, MD
  • Emily Wanezek, PA-C

Sickle Cell Simulation Educational Curriculum

  • Nabil Abou Baker, MD, Section of Internal Medicine
  • Valerie Press, MD, MPH, General Internal Medicine
  • Elizabeth Murphy, MD, Hospital Medicine
  • Julie Oyler, MD, General Internal Medicine
  • Erin Hickey, MD, Medicine-Pediatrics resident
  • Rebecca Chohlas-Wood, Medicine-Pediatrics resident
  • Christopher Fernandes, MD, Internal Medicine resident
  • Rajlakshmi Krishnamurthy, MD, General Internal Medicine
  • Thomas Spiegel, MD, Emergency Medicine
  • Radhika Peddinti, MD, Pediatric Hematology
  • Hailey Soni, Clinical Pharmacy
  • Leslie Wiora, Quality Improvement

The 2018 Medical Education Grantees

Interprofessional Education of Emergency Care for Older Adults

  • Teresita Hogan, MD, Emergency Medicine
  • Lauren Gleason, MD, MPH, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • Tia Kostas, MD
  • Christine Babcock, MD
  • Jennifer Gilbertson, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS
  • Laurie A. Druse, MA, LCSW

Use of Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice in Simulation to Improve Primary and Secondary Survey Completeness in Pediatric Traumas

  • Diana Yan, MD Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Lisa McQueen, MD
  • Mark Slidell, MD

The 2017 Medical Education Grantees

A Contraception Counseling Quality Improvement and Shared-Decision Making Initiative for Primary Care

  • Jen Rusiecki, MD, MS, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
  • Julie Oyler, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
  • Amber Pincavage, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine

The O.P.I.A.T.E Project:  Outpatient Principles In Addiction Training and Education

  • Audrey Tanksley, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • Navneet Cheema, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine
  • Dave Gadjosik, PharmD, Pharmacy
  • Tanya Washington, MSW, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
  • Nicole Gier, LCSW; Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine (Comprehensive Care Program)
  • Jon Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Department of Psychiatry
  • Jeanne Farnan, MD, MHPE, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
  • David Meltzer, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine

 

The 2016 Medical Education Grantees

The Patient-Partnered Clinical Experience (PPCE)

  • Joyce W. Tang, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine (Comprehensive Care Program)
  • Mari Egan, MD, MHPE, Department of Family Medicine
  • Anshu Verma, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine (Comprehensive Care Program)
  • Audrey Tanksley, MD, Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
  • Nicole Gier, LCSW, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine (Comprehensive Care Program)
  • Carrie Wicks, RN, Patient Representative

Teaching Chronic Disease Management: Engaging Pritzker Students in the
Interprofessional ReCoVER QI Program

  • Valerie Press, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • Anne Arcese, APN, Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics
  • Steve White, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Cathy Staffon, Respiratory Care Services
  • Jennifer Austin, PharmD, Pharmacy
  • Mary Lanigan, RN, Nursing
  • Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine

 

The 2015 Medical Education Grantees

Interprofessional Team Members as Partners in Resident Education

  • Anna Volerman, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • George Weyer, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Maureen Wilcox, MD'12, Department of Medicine, Resident
  • Lynda Hale
  • Jiz Thomas, PharmD

Interprofessional Education in Medication Management in Older Adults: A Physician-Pharmacy Trainee Collaboration

  • Tia Kostas, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • Jiz Thomas, PharmD
  • Katherine Thompson, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • Jason Poston, MD'02, Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Stacie Levine, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

 

The 2014 Medical Education Grantees

Implementing a Web-based Case Discussion to Supplement the Sub-Internship Experience: The Virtual 4th Year Team

  • Irsk Anderson, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
  • Diane Altkorn, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
  • Jeanne Farnan, MD, MHPE, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
  • Todd Stern, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine

Pilot Curriculum for Increasing Medical Student Awareness of Interprofessional Health Care

  • Jay Balachandran, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • David Schacht, MD, Department of Radiology
  • Sangeeta Senapati, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University Health System

Multimorbidity: Teaching Medical Students Principles of Care for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

  • Mariko Wong, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • Kate Thompson, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

 

The 2013 Medical Education Grantees

Piloting a Graduate Medical Education (GME) Medical Education Scholars Track for Resident Trainees at the University of Chicago

  • Shannon Martin, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • James Ahn, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine
  • Jeanne Farnan, MD, MHPE, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • H. Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, Department of Pediatrics, Section of General Pediatrics

Teaching CONSULT: Consultation with Novel Methods & Simulation for UME and GME Longitudinal Training. The Development of a Longitudinal Curriculum for Calling Consults

  • Keme Carter, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine
  • Shannon Martin, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • Jina Saltzman, PA-C, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • Christine Babcock, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine

Patient-Centered EMR Use

  • Lolita Alkureishi, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Section of General Pediatrics
  • Wei Wei Lee, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine

 

The 2012 Medical Education Grantees

EFforRT: Evaluation and Feedback for Resident Teachers Sabrina Holmquist, MD, MPH, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Resident Education on Patient-Oriented Clinic Handoffs (EPOCH) Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH, and Amber Pincavage, MD, Department of Medicine

Development and Evaluation of a Systems Based Practice Curriculum for Surgery Residents Nancy Schindler, MD, MHPE, Department of Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem

 

The 2011 Medical Education Grantees

Foundations in Clinical Medicine
Susan Glick, MD, Department of Medicine, Michael O’Connor, MD, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

Developing a Free National Databank of Online Psychiatry Teaching Cases
Michael Marcangelo, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Resident Perceptions of Teaching on Night Floats
H. Barrett Fromme, MD, Department of Pediatrics

 

The 2010 Medical Education Grantees

Mentoring with Meaning: Improving the Quality and Utility of Feedback on Students’ Reflective Writing
Heather Johnston, MD, Department of Pediatrics,Adam Cifu, MD, Krista Johnson, MD, Department of Medicine

Geriatrics and Aging Through Transitional Environments (GATE): Integrated, Longitudinal Geriatrics Curricula through the Pritzker Initiative
Seema Limaye, MD, Shellie Williams, MD, Department of Medicine

Pilot Curriculum for Teaching Residents Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS): A patient safety initiative
Nancy Schindler, MD, Michael Ujiki, MD, Jose Velasco MD, Vivek Prachand, MD
Departments of Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem and University of Chicago Medical Center

 

2009 Medical Education Grant Recipients

CAPE (Curriculum for Advancing Palliative Care Education): A Longitudinal, Integrative Approach to Palliative Medicine Training for Medical Students
Investigators: Stacie Levine, MD; William Harper, MD; Michael Marschke, MD; Lisa Vargish, MD

Developing and Implementing a Scholarly Track in Community Health and Service-Learning for Pritzker Students
Investigators: Sarah-Anne Schumann, MD; Kristine Bordenave, MD; Vineet Arora, MD, MA

 

Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators Grants for Medical Student Education

Easing the Transition to Internship Training: The Creation of a Capstone Curriculum
Investigators: Jeanne Farnan, MD (PI), Shalini Reddy, MD, H. Barrett Fromme, MD
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics

Community-Based Preceptor Training to Improve Feedback for Medical Students in the Family Medicine, Pediatric and Medicine Clerkships
Investigators: Sarah-Anne Schumann, MD (PI), Lisa Vargish, MD(PI), Rita Gorwara-Bhat, PhD, Michael D. Mendoza, MD, MPH, Don Scott, MD, MHS,Sandy Smith, PhD
Departments of Family Medicine and Medicine

GMEC Grants for Resident/Fellow Education

Improving the Teaching of Professionalism in Surgery
Investigator: Peter Angelos, MD (PI)
Department of Surgery

A Model Curriculum to Improve Resident Feedback and Professionalism Using Immersive Simulation
Investigators: Elizabeth Blair, MD (PI), Jay Pinto, MD, Stephen Small, MD, PhD
Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine

 

Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators Grants for Medical Student Education

"Geographic Medicine Scholars Program"
Investigators: Jay E. Purdy, MD, PhD; Janis Tupesis, MD; Jean-Luc Benoit, MD
Department of Medicine

"Medical Education in the 21st Century: Direct Observation as a Standard to Demonstrate Competencies in the Clinical Performance of Medical Students"
Investigators: Linda Druelinger, MD; Justin Gatewood, MD
Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine

"Use of Virtual Microscopy for Integrated Preclinical Medical School Teaching"
Investigators: David McClintock, MD; Aliya Husain, MD; Scott Stern, MD
Departments of Pathology and Medicine

GMEC Grants for Resident/Fellow Education

"Creation of an Inter-Departmental Longitudinal, Experiential Resident-As-Teachers Curriculum"
Investigators: Barrett Fromme, MD; Krista Johnson, MD
Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

"Evaluating Professionalism in the Emergency Department: The Patient-Physician Encounter"
Investigators: Catherine Johnson, MD; Gary Starr, MD; Janis Tupesis, MD; David Howes, MD
Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine

"Quality-Based Surgical Training: The Surgical Training and Assessment Tool (STAT)"
Investigators: Paul B. Roach, MD; Mitchell Posner, MD; Jonathan Silverstein, MD
Department of Surgery

"Residents as Teachers: A Longitudinal Plan of Training and Assessment"
Investigators: Anita Blanchard, MD; Jennifer Ahn, MD
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

"Teaching Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement to Internal Medicine Residents"
Investigators: Julie Oyler, MD; Lisa Vinci, MD; Vineet Arora, MD, MA; Julie Johnson, PhD
Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine

Prior to the 2006 awards, Dr. Javad Hekmatpanah, Professor of Neurosurgery, received an award for his work entitled, "Web-based curriculum in neurosurgery for students and residents."