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Announcing New Innovations Funding Awards for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

These Intramural Grants are Expected to Make Significant Contributions to Educational Excellence at UCSF
 |  By Karen Brent
Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH

Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH

The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators is pleased to announce 19 new Innovations Funding awards for the 2022-2023 academic year. Totaling over $338,000, these intramural grants address a range of priorities in teaching and learning approaches and curricular content areas and are expected to make significant contributions to educational excellence at UCSF.
The call resulted in strong proposals for which we sought and identified additional funding partners including Academy and Matched Endowed Chair holders, UCSF Fresno, the UCSF Library, the UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach, the UCSF Office of Graduate Medical Education, and the UCSF School of Pharmacy. The Academy also thanks the Estate of Fumi Fowells for their generous donation.

A Mile In My Patients' Shoes: Understanding social determinants of health through lived experiences

Principal Investigators: Manjit K. Singh, MD, Antonio Toribio, MD, Hiral Patel, MD, and Steven Tringali, DO
Funded with additional support from UCSF Fresno

A National Longitudinal Virtual Curriculum in Serious Illness Communication for Radiation Oncology Residents and Faculty

Principal Investigators: Lauren Boreta, MD and Eric Chang, MD, working with Jenna Kahn, MD, Katie Stowers, DO, and Shekinah Elmore, MD, MPH

An Innovative Curriculum for Modernizing Medical Student Oral Presentations on the Internal Medicine Wards

Principal Investigators: Emily Insetta, MD and Shradha Kulkarni, MD, working with Nancy Choi, MD, and Cindy Lai, MD
Funded with additional support from the Gold-headed Cane Endowed Education Chair in Internal Medicine, held by Cindy Lai, MD

Back to the Bedside: Developing Modern Bedside Diagnosis Rounds for Medical Students and Restoring the Clinical Learning Environment

Principal Investigators: Alexander Logan, MD and David Chia, MD

Caring for the caregiver: confronting the isolation of the covid-19 pandemic in trainees at UCSF Fresno

Principal Investigator: Charney Burk, MD working with Stacy Sawtelle, MD, FACEP
Funded with additional support from UCSF Fresno

Climate Change, Health, and Social Justice: Educating the Next Generation of Climate Educators and Clinicians

Principal Investigators: Orlando Harris, PhD, RN, FNP, MPH and Susan Chapman, PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN, working with Ashley Moore, MS, RN

Community engagement and learning through service to underserved individuals - Community rehabilitation clinic

Principal Investigators: Alejandra Hernandez, DPT, Vincent Ann, DPT and Alexander Dien, DPT, working with Katayani In, DPT Student
Funded by the UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach

CULTIVATE: Combatting unequal treatment in healthcare through virtual awareness and training in empathy

Principal Investigators: Michael Reid, MD, MPH, Kelly D. Taylor, PhD, Orlando Harris, PhD, FNP, MPH and Madhavi Dandu, MD, MS, working with Nova Wilson, MPH
Funded with additional support from the UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach

Development, Implementation, and Review of a Novel Home Laparoscopic Curriculum

Principal Investigators: David Bayne, MD, MPH and Hueylan Chern, MD, working with Jeannette Lager, MD, Riley Brian, MD, and Pat O’Sullivan, EdD
Funded with additional support from the Endowed Chair in Surgical Education, held by Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD

Immigrant Health Pediatric Resident Curriculum: Closing Knowledge Gaps Utilizing an Interprofessional Educational Approach

Principal Investigators: Zarin Noor, MD, MPH, J. Raul Gutierrez, MD, MPH, Kimberly Johnson, MD, Allison Lai, MD, Rosario Santillana, MD, and Laura Robertson, MD
Funded with additional support by the Academy Chair in Pediatric Education, held by Anda Kuo, MD

Increasing fellow engagement in Free Open Access Medical education (FOAMed): a design-based research curriculum development project

Principal Investigator: Dana Larsen, MD, working with Vasantha Jotwani, MD, Kerry Cho, MD, and Christy Boscardin, PhD
Funded with additional support from the UCSF Library

Residents-As-Teachers Virtual Interactive Curriculum for Diverse Learners

Principal Investigators: Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD and Lisa Ni, MD, working with Horatio Thomas, MD, MSc, Sumi Sinha, MD, David Raleigh, MD, PhD, Lauren Boreta, MD, Catherine Park, MD, Lindsay Williams, and Troy Buckmeier, BSN, RN

Talking with patients about painful serious illness and risky substance use or opioid use disorder (OUD) while setting safer limits on opioid prescribing: Developing a novel communication guide and experiential practice with standardized patients

Principal Investigators: Janet Ho, MD, MPH and Julie Childers, MD, MS

The Creativity Rheum

Principal Investigator: Candice Marie Yuvienco, MD, working with Loren Alving, MD, and Jonathan Pham, DO, MPH
Funded with additional support from UCSF Fresno

The Equity and Inclusion Incubator: A Consultation Team Model for Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Graduate Medical Education and the Clinical Learning Environment

Principal Investigators: Erick Hung, MD and Kathy Julian, MD, working with Meg McNamara, MD, Kristina Sullivan, MD, Rebecca Berman, MD, Diana Coffa, MD, Sara Whetstone, MD, MHS, Randy Jackson, MD, and Peter Ureste, MD
Funded with additional support from the UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach and the UCSF Office of Graduate Medical Education

Transgender, Gender-Expansive, and Non-Binary Medical Student Experiences during Medical School

Principal Investigator: Sam Brondfield, MD, MAEd, working with Jessica Ma, Medical Student, Jay Zussman, Medical Student, and John Davis, PhD, MD
Funded with additional support from the Gold-headed Cane Endowed Teaching Chair in Internal Medicine, held by Denise Connor, MD

Trauma-Informed Care in Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Curriculum Development Proposal

Principal Investigators: Biftu Mengesha, MD, MAS and Felisa Preskill, MPP, working with Cassandra Carver, MPA, and Aliza Adler, BA
Funded with additional support from the Robert B. Domush, MD, Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology Education, held by Rebecca Jackson, MD

Using Mobile Phone Enabled OSCEs for Resident As Teacher Standardized Feedback

Principal Investigators: Lin Li, MD and Braden Lind, MD
Funded with additional support from UCSF Fresno

Validation of a Developmental Framework for an Anti-Oppressive Mindset in Pharmacy Students

Principal Investigator: Stephanie Hsia, PharmD, working with Yukiko Watanabe, PhD, Rupa Tuan, PhD, Crystal Zhou, PharmD, and Igor Mitrovic, MD
Funded by the UCSF School of Pharmacy