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New Education Innovations Funding Grants Awarded for 2018-2019

These Intramural Grants are Expected to Make Significant Contributions to Educational Excellence at UCSF
 |  By Karen Brent
Photo by Elisabeth Fall

Photo by Elisabeth Fall

The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, in collaboration with the UCSF Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education and the UCSF Library, is pleased to announce 15 new Education Innovations Funding awards for the 2018-2019 academic year. Totaling $329,806, these intramural grants are expected to make significant contributions to educational excellence at UCSF. Working collaboratively to integrate programs and resources has expanded our capacity to provide the campus community with more efficient and effective support that leverages creative partnerships, raises the visibility of scholarly work in education, and reaches successfully across traditional domains in education.

Our collaboration of three UCSF programs that fund education innovations addressed a range of priorities in education of students and trainees at UCSF. Responsibility for reviewing the submissions was shared within the collaboration. The call resulted in an unprecedented crop of strong proposals. Thus, we sought and identified additional funding partners including Academy and Matched Endowed Chair holders and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost. The Academy also thanks Sonja Schmid and the UCSF School of Medicine Class of 1988 for their generous donations.

Education Innovations grants for 2018-2019:

A Mindfulness Meditation Program for Physicians, Residents and Medical Students
Principal Investigator: Lori Weichenthal, MD, working with Betty Liao, PhD; Leann Mannis, MD and Nicole Jernick, MD

A Novel Diagnostic Reasoning Curriculum Using PIVOT, an Interactive Mobile Application
Principal Investigator: Peter Barish, MD, working with Jennifer Mandal, MD; Sebastian Andreatta and Maria Dall'Era, MD

A Shared Workspace for Medicine Subspecialty Fellows
Principal Investigator: Brian Block, MD, working with Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD; Michelle Mourad, MD and Bridget O’Brien, PhD

A Student-Curated Medical Humanities Event Series
Principal Investigator: Emily Silverman, MD, working with Meghan O'Brien, MD, MBE; Hannah Borowsky; Louise Aronson, MD, MFA; Rosalind de Lisser, RN, MS, NP; Jeanette Cavano, PharmD; Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, MS, DPTSc and Sophia Saeed, DMD

Care Management for Persons with Comorbid Severe Mental Illness, Substance Use, and Chronic
Disease: An Interprofessional Clinical Elective Experience

Principal Investigator: Mandy Peacock, RN, DNP, AGPCNP-C, working with Gerri Collins-Bride, RN, MS, FAAN; Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, MS, DPTSc; Sherri Borden, RN, MS, ANP, PMHNP and Steve Protzel, PharmD

Crossing Barriers: Developing a Simulation Program for Inpatient Providers to Promote Diversity and Inclusion
Principal Investigator: Archna Eniasivam, MD, working with Sirisha Narayana, MD; Sarah Schaeffer, MD, MPH; Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH; Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, MS, DPTSc; Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD and Rosalind de Lisser, RN, MS, NP

Defining Appropriate Use and Safe Integration of Bedside Ultrasound into Clinical Decision Making
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Conner, MD, working with David Chia, MD, MSc; Farhan Lalani, MD, MPH; Meghan O’Brien, MD, MBE; Trevor Jensen, MD, MS and Nima Afshar, MD

Developing Mechanistic Frameworks to Improve Diagnostic Reasoning
Principal Investigator: Amy Berger, MD, PhD, working with Sirisha Narayana, MD; Pat Cornett, MD; Mark Anderson, MD, PhD and Pat O’Sullivan, EdD

Developing a Teach for UCSF Certificate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Principal Investigator: Kate Lupton, MD, working with Denise Connor, MD; Michelle Guy, MD; Andrea Jackson, MD, MAS; Holly Nishimura, BA; Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD and Alejandra Rincon, PhD

Early Exposure to Clinical Reasoning and Presentation for Equity: UCSF ALAS
Principal Investigator: Alicia Fernandez, MD, working with Sarah Schaeffer, MD, MPH; Denise Connor, MD and Catherine Lucey, MD

Program Evaluation of EPA-based Assessment System for Pediatric Residents
Principal Investigator: Duncan Henry, MD, working with Ellen Laves, MD; Daniel West, MD and Christy Boscardin, PhD

Reflect and HEAL: A Longitudinal, Web-Based Narrative Medicine Curriculum for Global Health Fellows
Principal Investigator: Zachary G. Jacobs, MD, working with Robin Tittle, MD, MS; Joseph Scarpelli, MPH and Sriram Shamasunder, MD, DTM&H

The Equity Literacy for an Inclusive Training Environment (ELITE) Initiative- Developing a Resident Diversity Education Toolkit
Principal Investigator: Sarah Schaeffer, MD, MPH, working with Nicole Rosendale, MD

Using Virtual Reality to Improve Teamwork During High Stress Trauma Activations
Principal Investigator: Amanda Sammann, MD, MPH, working with Christopher Peabody, MD, MPH; Devika Patel, MS; Lara Chehab, MPH and Cortlyn Brown, MD

Women’s Interdisciplinary Leadership Development Series for Residents and Fellows (WILD: Series)
Principal Investigator: Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, working with Bridget Keenan, MD, PhD; Margaret Emmott Gilbreth, MD; Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD and Elizabeth Harleman, MD

The Academy’s Innovations Funding program, open to all UCSF faculty, provides intramural grants for the development of new curricular programs and promotion of constructive curricular change. Since the program's inception, the Academy has awarded more than $2.9 million to more than 160 projects.

The UCSF Library and the Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education have collaborated to support interprofessional education projects since 2009. During this period they have funded more than 40 projects for over $550,000.
The call for the next cycle of Education Innovations Funding grants will be released in the summer of 2018. For more information, contact Kathleen Land.