Apgar Educational Research Grants

Virginia Apgar Academy Education Research Grants

The Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators is pleased to announce that we will be awarding Apgar Education Research Grants ($5,000* each) to VP&S faculty members to fund projects that seek to implement new ways of teaching 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 methodologies. The scope of the project should be structured in a way to be covered primarily by this grant, and that it could be completed within this academic year. Selection will be a competitive process. Up to five grants may be awarded, depending on the quality of the submissions.  Impact on teaching (at any level) at CUMC will be a major consideration in the selection process. Applications are due by April 16, 2019. 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 CUMC
  • 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

The Apgar Academy will host one or two pre-submission workshops to review research questions, design, methods, and evaluation plan of projects with applicants:

T 4/2     3:30pm - 5:00 pm     Kimberg Room (PH8E-115, CUIMC Campus)

W 4/3   10:00am - 11:30 am   Atchley-Loeb Room (PH8E-107, CUIMC Campus)

*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:

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