Apgar Educational Research Grants

UPDATE: Apgar Academy to Accept Education Grant Applications on a Rolling Basis starting May 11th, 2020. 

In view of the transformation of our clinical and educational mission in this time of COVID, the Apgar Academy has altered the process for applying for the Apgar Academy Educational Research Grants. The Academy will accept applications starting on the published deadline of May 11, 2020 and will keep the application process open beyond that date. We will review applications on a rolling basis, considering all proposals while prioritizing proposals that address COVID-19 developments. There is urgent educational research to be done now, both in direct response to COVID and in envisioning our post-COVID teaching and learning. We strongly encourage potential applicants to consult with Dr. Charon and Ms. Saindon as they prepare their submissions.

Virginia Apgar Academy Education Research Grants

The Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators is pleased to announce the awarding of the Apgar Education Research Grants of $5,000*. VP&S faculty members are 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. The project should be funded  primarily by this grant and completed within this academic year. Projects designed to be completed in two phases over two years may be submitted for a total award amount of $10,000. Selection will be a competitive process. Up to $25,000 may be awarded in one or two year grants, depending on the quality of the submissions.  Impact on teaching (at any level) at CUIMC will be a major consideration in the selection process. Applications are due by May 11, 2020. Please send completed applications to Renee Saindon at rs3970@cumc.columbia.edu.

Eligibility:

  • Must be VP&S faculty member, but need not be a member of the Apgar Academy to apply. VP&S faculty include faculty of the medical school, Program in Genetic Counseling, Institute of Human Nutrition, Program in Occupational Therapy, and Program in Physical Therapy.

Your application must include:

  • Your contact information, including name, department, and academic title
  • A brief (2 page) CV or NIH style bio-sketch
  • A proposal (no more than 5 pages) for the research that would be funded, including
    • Rationale
    • Pilot data (if available and applicable – NOT required)
    • Specific aims
    • Methods
    • Anticipated results/plan for analysis
    • Plan for evaluation, peer review and/or dissemination or results
    • Timeline
    • Anticipated impact of the project on education at CUIMC
  • A specific, one-page budget
  • Letter of recommendation from VP&S faculty member who knows the candidate’s work (may submit separately by recommender or by applicant with other application materials)
  • Bibliography for the project

*Funds from Apgar grants may NOT be used to offset the faculty member’s salary. Funds may be used for items such as statistical support, equipment, software, and travel to present this work at meetings.

Contact information- Please let us know if you have questions regarding the application. Apgar will introduce you to Selection Committee members and/or former grantees of the Research Awards for consultation.

Renee Saindon, Apgar Academy Administrator

rs3970@cumc.columbia.edu, 212-305-1952


Previous Educational Research Grantees: 

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: 

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

three headshots of diverse female winners side by side
(L to R:) Jean-Marie E. Alves-Bradford, MD; Hemangi Shuklah, MD; Beth Barron, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: 

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

Four headshots of diverse winners smiling
(L-to-R:) Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD; Kanwal M. Farooqi, MD; Ruth Landau, MD; Allison Lee, MD