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The Office of Faculty Development awards funds to enhance teaching, mentoring educational scholarship and /or leadership skills.
There are two award categories. Funds up to $1500 per project in either category can be requested.
This award aims to promote educational scholarship among UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Professional Staff and faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics. The grant will provide financial support for projects relevant to medical education learners across the continuum of pediatrics (medical school students, graduate medical education learners, continuing medical education/faculty).
Innovative curriculum, educational research and/or the development of new educational resources are some of the examples of projects that will be considered.
Funds up to $1500 per project can be requested.
It is expected that this project will enhance the quality of education in our institution in some way, e.g., a new curriculum, or teaching or evaluation approach that can be integrated into training the targeted learning group(s). It is also expected that scholarly work be submitted for presentation at a local, regional, or national conference.
Application form: Education Innovation Project Grant (PDF)
Melissa Tavarez, MD
Education Champions Program
Ingrid Libman, MD, PhD; Hebatullah M. Ismail, MBBCh, MSc, PhD
Project: A day in the life of a patient with diabetes
Matthew Pihlblad, MD
Project: Educational benefit of the D-eye in teaching direct ophthalmoscopy
Amanda Brown, MD
Project: Learning How to Give Serious News Effectively: A Workshop to Improve Pediatric Residents’ Medical Error Disclosure
Andrew McCormick, MD
Project: Health and Wellness: Play and Exploration in Medicine
Wednesday Sevilla, MD, MPH, CNSC
Project: Nutrition Retreat – Intensive and Immersive Nutrition Education for Pediatric GI Fellows
This award supports the professional development of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Professional Staff and faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics. This may take the form of advanced training, applicant-designed projects, travel expenses, or other opportunities to enhance the career success of individual faculty.
It is expected that the funds will help to establish the awardee as a leader in one of the following domains (list is not exhaustive): education, leadership/administration, quality improvement, or patient safety. It is further expected that the knowledge or skills gained from this experience will be disseminated locally, such as through a faculty development workshop, QI project, or other means.
Potential formal programs to consider include but are not limited to:
Application form: Faculty Professional/Leadership Development Grant (PDF)
Jennifer R. Marin, MD, MSc
To attend the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
John Szymusiak, MD, MS
To pursue formal training in Quality Improvement from the Intermediate Improvement Science Series course, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Applications for either award are to be submitted to the Department of Pediatrics Office of Faculty Development. They can be submitted by email or delivered to Emily Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org, Administrative Offices, 5th floor, AOB.
Watch for an email announcement from the Office of Faculty Development. Direct any questions to Melissa Tavarez at email@example.com.
For the OFD Educational Innovation Project Grant, please provide:
OFD Education Innovation Project Grant Review Rubric (PDF)
For the OFD Individual Faculty Development Grant, please provide:
The Department of Pediatrics Faculty Development Committee will review the applications and decide upon awards based upon:
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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