Educational Research Grants

Drs. Shivani Ghoshal and Hetty Cunningham awarded 2022-2023 Education Research Grants  

 

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Dr. Shivani Ghoshal

The Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators is pleased to announce the following clinician educators have been awarded a 2022-2023 Apgar Education Research Grant

VP&S faculty members were invited to propose projects that seek to implement new ways of teaching an aspect of the complex skill set necessary to advance health care. This could include, but not be limited to, curricular innovations, new approaches to assessment, faculty development projects, and evaluation of new pedagogical methods.  

Proposal: Simulation-enhanced Curriculum to Improve Critical Care Trainee Education in Brain Death Communication: Consensus Framework and Simulation Pilot Study”. Ghoshal’s goal is to establish a consensus communication framework and simulation-based educational model for death discussion for all critical care trainees at CUIMC who interface with brain death. 

PI: Dr. Shivani Ghoshal (Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery)

Co-investigators: Kristi Burkhart (Medicine), Vivek Moitra (Anesthesiology) and David Wang (Anesthesiology)
 

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Dr. Hetty Cunningham

Proposal: Building the Capacity of Healthcare Professionals Toward Anti-Racist and Inclusive Interprofessional Care. Dr. Cunningham, Abbruzzese and Graham-Perel seek to maximize healthcare quality and safety through the co-creation of this curriculum. 

PI: Hetty Cuningham, MD (Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Education and the Learning Environment, Department of Pediatrics; VP&S Director for Equity and Justice in Curricular Affairs)

Co-Investigators: Laurel Daniels Abbruzzese, PT, EdD (Reahbilitation and Regerative Medicine- PT) and Ashley Graham-Perel, EdD, RN, NPD-BC, MEDSURG-BC, CNE (Nursing) 

 

 


 

Previous Grantees

 2021 Education Research Grant Recipients

Please join the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators of the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons as we congratulate the following VP&S faculty members to fund projects that seek to implement new ways of teaching the complex skill set necessary to advance health care: 

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(Top L to R: Ahimaz, Wynn, Bell, Ader; Bottom L to R: Hill, Saha, Barron, Carpenter)

Proposal: Developmental of an Interactive Educational Module to Teach Physicians How to Consent for Whole Exome Sequencing

Principal Investigator: Priyanka Ahimaz, MS, CGC; Co-Investigator: Julia Wynn, MS, MS, CGC

 

Proposal: Intervention to capture the diagnostic potential of individuals in a group-based learning or clinical environment: A feasibility study

Principal Investigator: Michelle Bell MD; Co-Investigator: Jeremy Ader MD, MBA

 

Utilization of a 3D printed Ultrasound Phantom Model of Shoulder Dislocation as a Novel Training Tool

Principal Investigator: Jason Hill MD-PhD

 

Training Medical Students in Motivational Interviewing: Improving Skills in Substance Abuse Counseling

Principal Investigator: Prantik Saha, MD MPH; Co-Investigators: Beth Anne Barron, MD and Kenneth Carpenter, PhD

2020 Virginia Apgar Academy Education Research Grant

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Beth Barron, MD

Proposal: PHASE II: The development of a faculty student progress coaching aid: NLP approach to EPA sentiment analysis & text classification

PI:Beth Barron, MD in collaboration with CERE

 

 

 

2019 Virginia Apgar Academy Education Research Grants

The Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators is pleased to announce that we have awarded Apgar Education Research Grants ($5,000* each) to the following VP&S faculty members to fund projects that seek to implement new ways of teaching the complex skill set necessary to advance health care: 

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(L to R:) Jean-Marie E. Alves-Bradford, MD; Hemangi Shuklah, MD; Beth Barron, MD

Proposal: Training psychiatric residents in primary care in integrated care settings

PI: Jean- Marie E. Alves-Bradford, MD 

Proposal: AudoBon-Bons, Bite-sized learning for Residents and students in the Ambulatory Ob/Gyn Clinic

PI: Hemangi Shukla, MD with Co-Investigators Rini Ratan MD, Tiffany Sia MD, and Elizabeth McMillian

Proposal: The development of a faculty student progress coaching aid: NLP approach to EPA sentiment analysis & text classification

PI:Beth Barron, MD in collaboration with CERE

2018 Virginia Apgar Academy Education Research Grants

The Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators is pleased to announce that we have awarded Apgar Education Research Grants ($5,000* each) to the following VP&S faculty members to fund projects that seek to implement new ways of teaching the complex skill set necessary to advance health care: 

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(L-to-R:) Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD; Kanwal M. Farooqi, MD; Ruth Landau, MD; Allison Lee, MD

Proposal: Developing CUIMC Clinical Faculty to Meet the Need for Published Clinical Scholars in the Pipeline of Future Physical Therapy Faculty with a New Journal Author Advising Project 

PI: Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD

Proposal: 3D Printing as a Teaching Tool

PI: Kanwal M. Farooqi, MD

Proposal: ‘Improving Providers’ Education On Opioid Prescription After Surgery

PI: Ruth Landau, MD

Proposal: A randomized controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of a serious game versus an educational video to improve competency in the management of perioperative anaphylaxis among PGY-1 residents 

PI: Allison Lee, MD