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New Innovations Funding Awards for Education Granted for 2023-2024

Doctor and medical students in the hospital
San Joaquin Valley (SJV) PRIME medical students volunteer preparing lunch at Poverello House, a non-profit organization in Fresno that provides three meals a day, clothing, housing and other services to men, women and families in need. Kenny V. Banh, MD, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education & Student Services, works with PRIME students Reyoot Berry (right) and Amitoj Singh (left) in the kitchen at Poverello House.

Doctor and medical students in the hospital

The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators is pleased to announce twenty new Innovations Funding awards for the 2023-2024 academic year. Totaling over $336,000, 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 sponsors including Academy-based and Matched Endowed Chair holders, Center for Healthcare Value, Department of Ophthalmology, Office of Graduate Medical Education, Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the School of Pharmacy. The Academy also thanks the Estate of Fumi Fowells for their generous donation.

Grants Awarded For 2023-2024

A GME-wide peer support leadership program to address emotional distress
Principal Investigators: Kendra Moore, MD, MBE, Larissa Thomas, MD, MPH, and Peter Ureste, MD, working with Denise Davis, MD
Co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate Medical Education

A relational approach to simulation training to improve team dynamics and teach collaborative competencies on the labor and delivery unit – a pilot study
Principal Investigators: Maytinee Lilaonitkul, MBBS, BSc, Mara Fox, CNM, NP, RN, and Kelly Brandon, RNC, CNS, PHN, IBCLC, working with Sandrijn VanSchaik, MD, PhD, Biftu Mengesha, MD, Ana Delgado, CNM, MS and Christy Boscardin, PhD
Co-sponsored by the Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education and the Sol Shnider Endowed Chair for Anesthesia Education, held by Kristina Sullivan, MD, with support from the Academy of Medical Educators.

Bridging Clinical Science and Creativity among Health Professions Students and UCSF Faculty: Implementation of an Advanced 3D Printing Elective
Principal Investigators: Madeleine Norris, MSc, PhD and Barbie Klein, MS, PhD

Business of Medicine: An Interactive, Asynchronous Resource to Empower Trainees to Lead Healthcare into the Future
Principal Investigators: Nicholas Stark, MD, MBA and Jaskaran (Karan) Bains, MD, MBA
Co-sponsored by the Academy Chair in Emergency Medicine Education, held by Shruti Kant, MD

Creating an optimized electronic health record (EHR)-embedded dashboard to promote learning from patient follow-up amongst subspecialty fellows
Principal Investigator: Daniel Minter, MD, working with Annabel Frank, MD, Brian Schwartz, MD, Sirisha Narayana, MD, and Logan Pierce, MD

Development of a structured rubric for grading constructed-response questions
Principal Investigators: Jaekyu Shin, PharmD, MS and Rupa Tuan, PhD, working with Marieke Kruidering, PhD and Tracy Fulton, PhD
Co-sponsored by the School of Pharmacy

Development of a Web-based Multi-modality Self-Assessment System of Core Diagnostic Competencies for PGY-1, PGY-2 Pathology Residents
Principal Investigator: Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH, working with Cynthia Gasper, MD and Nicholas Ladwig, MD
Co-sponsored by the Endowed Chair in Pathology Medical Student Education, held by Raga Ramachandran, MD, PhD

Development of an Interprofessional Longitudinal Telehealth and Rural Health Curriculum and Clinical Rotation at the San Francisco VA Medical Center for UCSF Internal Medicine Residents and Nurse Practitioner Residents
Principal Investigators: Alekist Quach, MD, Claudia Barrera, AGCPNC-BC, Teresa Cheng, MD, MSc, Archana Sridhar, MD, MEd, and Lauren Yanucci, AGPCNP-BC
Co-sponsored by the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Enhancing Pediatric Providers' Competency in Providing Medication Abortions to Adolescents and Young Adults in an Era of Increasingly Restrictive Abortion Policy
Principal Investigator: Julia Raney, MD, working with Chelsea Garnett, MD, Lisa Mihaly, NP, Sara Buckelew, MD, MPH, Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH
Co-sponsored with additional support from the Abraham Rudolph Chair in Pediatric Education, held by Mindy Ju, MD, and the Academy Chair in Pediatric Education, held by Anda Kuo, MD

From the Wards to Beyond: Developing Residents as Educators
Principal Investigators: Tianyu (Sissi) Chen, MD and Neal Tambe, MD, PHD, working with Bradley Monash, MD

Health Equity Through Interprofessional Collaboration: An Interactive Curriculum on Culturally Responsive, Community-Centered Healthcare Featuring the Documentary Film A PLACE TO BREATHE
Principal Investigators: Leigh Kimberg, MD, Michelle Steinberg, MS and Janelle Charles, RN, working with Elodia Caballero, Maria Chao, DrPH, MPH, and Seth Holmes, MD, PhD
Co-sponsored by the Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education

How to Hear the End of the Story: Using Electronic Health Records for Practice-Based Learning Opportunities
Principal Investigator: Margaret (Maggie) Robinson, MD, MA, working with Christy Boscardin, PhD, Glenn Rosenbluth, MD, Ben Rosner, MD, PhD, Logan Pierce, MD, and Robert Thombley, BS
Co-sponsored with additional support from the Abraham Rudolph Chair in Pediatric Education, held by Mindy Ju, MD, and the Academy Chair in Pediatric Education, held by Anda Kuo, MD

Inclusion Champions Faculty Development Program: Improving Inclusivity in the Clinical Learning Environment for Students, Residents, and Fellows
Principal Investigators: Mia Williams, MD, MS and Shiecca Madzima, MD, working with Cindy Lai, MD, Meshell Johnson, MD, Denise Connor, MD, Brian Schwartz, MD, and Rebecca Berman, MD
Co-sponsored with additional support from the Gold-headed Cane Endowed Education Chair in Internal Medicine, held by Cindy Lai, MD, and the Gold-headed Cane Endowed Teaching Chair in Internal Medicine, held by Denise Connor, MD

It’s time to get sticky: development and implementation of a Cystic Fibrosis learning module for trainees
Principal Investigators: Marilynn Chan, MD, Sanaz Vaziri, MD and Fatima Neemuchwala, MD
Co-sponsored with additional support from the Abraham Rudolph Chair in Pediatric Education, held by Mindy Ju, MD, and the Academy Chair in Pediatric Education, held by Anda Kuo, MD

Narrative Medicine & Narrative Ethics to Improve Professional Fulfillment in Medicine: A Pilot Curriculum
Principal Investigators: Anoushka Sinha, MD, MS and Efrat Lelkes, MD, working with Mgbechi Erondu, MD, MFA, Thomas McNalley, MD, Brandon Sultàn, MD, and Valerie Gribben, MD
Co-sponsored with additional support from the Abraham Rudolph Chair in Pediatric Education, held by Mindy Ju, MD, and the Academy Chair in Pediatric Education, held by Anda Kuo, MD

Pluralisms for the Pleural Space: A novel, cross-specialty, longitudinal procedural education curriculum
Principal Investigators: Ilana Krumm, MD and Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MAEd, working with Bryan Kim, MD

Self-Directed Medical Student Ophthalmology Clerkship Clinical Skills Lab
Principal Investigator: Madeline Yung, MD, working with Neeti Parikh, MD, Isabell Kassaye, BS, Adam Alyafaie, BS, and Jacob Lifton, MD
Co-sponsored with additional support from the Department of Ophthalmology

The Hidden Curriculum and Cognitive Load of Inpatient Consultation
Principal Investigator: Sam Brondfield, MD, MAEd, working with Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD, and Ritu Bansal, MD

UCSF Arts and Humanities Journal for Health Professional Students
Principal Investigator: Shieva Khayambashi, MD, working with David Elkin, MD, Thomas McNalley, MD, Michelle Bui, BS, Taryn Sirias, BFA, Manuella Djomaleu, BS, Karen de Sola-Smith, BA, MA, MS, PhD, Chloe Sales, BS, and Hannah Schmidt, BS

Undergraduate Medical Education on Medical Device Regulation
Principal Investigators: Rita Redberg, MD and Sanket Dhruva, MD, working with Kiranjot Kaur, BA, George Sawaya, MD, Donald Curtis, DMD, and Robin Li
Co-sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Value

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. The call for the next cycle of Innovations Funding for Education grants will be released in the summer of 2023.

ESCape sessions for Innovations Funding: In July/August 2023, two Center for Faculty Educators education scholarship conference sessions will be dedicated to discussing Innovations Funding project ideas and tips for developing a successful proposal. ESCape sessions are held most Tuesdays from noon-1pm. To be appraised of dates and how to participate, sign up for the weekly ESCape update: https://wiki.library.ucsf.edu/display/UCPLS/ESCape+Schedule

For more information about Innovations Funding, visit the IFE 2023 forum on Open Proposals, or contact Kathleen.Land@ucsf.edu.