2017 Medical Education Grants Awarded

The Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators, the Graduate Medical Education Executive Committee (GMEC), and the Pritzker School of Medicine have announced the 2017 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 curricular innovations within the medical school and graduate medical education programs.

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

All awardees presented 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.