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FY2016 Innovation Grant Recipients

AAIM fosters educational innovations in academic internal medicine through a grant program. For the FY2016 grant cycle, 72 applications were received from various member organizations (APDIM, CDIM, ASP, and AIM). The Innovation Grants Subcommittee selected the following 21 projects to receive grants totaling $73,100.

  1. Jane L. Andrews, MD. Putting the Action Back In Advocacy Training: Skills-Focused Training in Advocacy and Leadership For Graduate Medical Residents. Tulane University School of Medicine. Audience: Residents/fellows

  2. Patrick Brine, MD and David Sweet, MD. Enhancing Transitions of Care: Simulation to Application. St. Elizabeth Health Center (Mercy) with Summa Health Systems- Akron City Hospital. Audience: Residents/fellows

  3. John Joseph Gough, Nancy Jenkins, Janet M. Reagan, Jennifer Felten, Mary Freer, Sheri L. Lawrence, and Monica Fawthrop. Leveraging AIM Expertise – Creating and Maintaining a Research Administration Best Practices Toolkit Repository. Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine with Emory University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University, and University of Michigan Medical School. Audience: Faculty and staff

  4. Brett Hendel-Paterson, MD. Development of Online Interactive Tropical, Travel, and Refugee Health Clinical Cases. University of Minnesota Medical School with the Clinical Group of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Audience: Medical students, residents/fellows, faculty, and staff

  5. Wade T. Iams, MD. Reducing Unnecessary Chest X-Rays: A Housestaff-led Initiative to Implement Choosing Wisely Recommendations in Intensive Care Units. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine  Audience: Residents/fellows and faculty

  6. Rebecca C. Jaffe, MD. Safer Together:  An Novel Interprofessional Near-Miss Root Cause Analysis Curriculum. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Audience: Medical students, residents/fellows, and staff

  7. Maria S. Kokas, PhD. Unequal Care:  What Are We Not Seeing When Treating Our Patients? Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University. Audience: Residents/fellows

  8. Kristy Y. Kosub, MD. I-PROMISES: Innovative Program to Recruit and Outreach Medical and other Inter-professional Students into Service of the Terminally Ill. University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio. Audience: Medical students

  9. William J. Leland, MD and Claudia Kroker-Bode, MD, PhD. Using Video-Guided Training as a Faculty Development Tool for Creating a Shared Mental Model of Safety for Resident Assessment: A Pilot Study. Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University with Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Audience: Faculty

  10. Anjuli Luthra, MD. Advancing Resident Financial Wellness and HealthCare Resource Awareness: a Curriculum to Decrease Resident Burnout and Improve Patient Care. Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Audience: Residents/fellows

  11. Elizabeth A. Lyons, MD. Improving efficiency of resident handoffs through video role modeling and direct feedback. University of Virginia School of Medicine. Audience: Residents/fellows

  12. Diana B. McNeill, MD, Debra Bynum, MD, Cristin M. Colford, MD, Michael R. Contarino, MD, Nancy R. Denizard-Thompson, MD, Rachel Harris, MD, Suzanne Kraemer, MD, Aimee Zaas, MD, and Kristin Dickserson. After the Match: Cultivating a Community of Support, Retention & Mentoring to Enhance Diversity. Duke University School of Medicine with University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University,  Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and Morehouse University School of Medicine. Audience: Medical students, residents/fellows, and faculty

  13. Brian K. Muthyala, MD. Multi-faceted Resident Training for Wellbeing Promotion and Burnout Prevention.  University of Minnesota Medical School. Audience: Residents/fellows

  14. Vandana Nagpal, MD. Teaching Effective Goals-of-Care Conversations: An Initiative to Enhance End-of-Life Communication for Residents and Faculty. University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Audience: Residents/fellows and faculty

  15. Kevin E. O'Brien, MD, D. Michael Elnicki, MD, and Cynthia H. Ledford, MD. Medical Student Abuse – Analysis from a Multi-Specialty Perspective. University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Audience: Medical students, residents/fellows, faculty, and staff

  16. Amit K. Pahwa, MD. "Show Me the Money!” A Web Based App for High Value Care. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with University of Minnesota School of Medicine, APDIM, and CDIM. Audience: Medical students, residents/fellows, and faculty

  17. Kristen M. Rake, MD. Assessing the Impact of the Yale Resident Spanish Initiative (YRSI) on Effectiveness of Residents’ Interpreter Use: Does Partnering with Interpreter Services Make All the Difference?  Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Audience: Residents/fellows

  18. Jeremy B. Richards, MD. Case-Based Integration of Basic Science and Clinical Concept: Vertical Integration Grand Rounds (VIGR). Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.  Audience: Medical students

  19. Shannon A. Scielzo, PhD. Resident Well-Being: Development and Validation of an Assessment System. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas with University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  Audience: Residents/fellows

  20. Mark P. Tschanz, DO. Daily Milestone-Based Ambulatory Clinic Evaluation – Harnessing Mobile App Technology to Optimize Evaluation.  Naval Medical Center (San Diego) with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Audience: Residents/fellows and faculty

  21. Tasha R. Wyatt, PhD. Understanding the Process of Taking Ownership. Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University.  Audience: Medical students, residents/fellows, and faculty