2007 Medical Education Research Awards Granted

May 23, 2007 - The Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators, the Graduate Medical Education Executive Committee (GMEC) and the University of Chicago Medical Center recently announced the 2007 recipients of the University of Chicago Medical Education Research Grants.

These grants 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 in the Biological Sciences Division. Principal Investigators received matching funds from their home departments for a total of $25,000 for up to two years of funding. In addition to the proposals outlined below, all of the 2006 grantees also received funding for a second year.

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

All awardees will be presenting a poster presentation of their medical education research project at Medical Education Day in 2008. For more information please visit the Medical Education Research Grants page.