2010 Medical Education Grants Awarded

March 8, 2010 - The Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators, the Graduate Medical Education Executive Committee (GMEC), and the Pritzker School of Medicine recently announced the 2010 recipients of the University of Chicago Medical Education Grants.

Each year the Dean for Medical Education and the Pritzker School of Medicine make research funding available to support research in medical student education and resident/fellow education. 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 curriculur innovations within the medical school and graduate medical education programs.

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

All awardees will be presenting a poster presentation of their medical education research project at Medical Education Day in November. For more information about past awardees, please visit the Medical Education Research Grants page.