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  • Case Complexity Assignment and Developing Expertise in Anesthesia Residents - Stephen Breneman, MD, PhD
  • Development and Evaluation of Electronic Portfolio for Anesthesia Faculty - Carol Diachun, MD
  • Mock Oral Examinations as a Tool to Evaluate ACGME Core Competencies - Janine Shapiro, MD

Community and Preventive Medicine

  • Health Policy and Economics (HePE) New link in the Double Helix - Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH
  • Evaluation of the Revisions of Mastering Information (MMI) Problem-Based Learning Cases to Improve the Teaching of Public Health Science and Preventive Medicine Concepts - Jacob Adams, MD, PhD

Eastman Institute for Oral Health

  • Augmenting Dental GME Training by a Flipped Classroom Method in Clinical Geriatrics - Szilvia Arany, DMD, PhD, MSBA

Emergency Medicine

  • A Comparison of Two Simulation Training Methods to Teach Medical Students the Principles of the Care of the Unstable Patient - Matthew Spencer, MD

Family Medicine

  • Developing a Portfolio System to Document Family Medicine Resident Training, Experience, and Competency - Colleen Fogarty, MD, MSc
  • An Innovative Curriculum in Practice Management - David Holub, MD, FAAFP
  • Designing a practice based improvement project that teaches Family Medicine Clerkship students about chronic disease management and the value of team based care - Elizabeth Brown, MD, MPH

Hospital Medicine

  • Development and eEvaluation of Curriculum in Perioperative and Consultation Medicine - Jenny Shen, MD

Medical Humanities & Bioethics

  • The BPS Approach, Medical Humanities & Bioethics, and the Moral Identity Formation of Future Physicians: Teaching and Learning in the Anatomy Lab - Margie Shaw, JD, MA, PhD


  • Primary Palliative Care:  What is it, and can it be taught? - Thomas Carroll, MD, PhD
  • An Innovative Curriculum in Practice Management - David Holub, MD
  • The Continued Development of a Cancer Survivorship Education Workshop - Michelle Shayne, MD, FACP
  • Development and Evaluation of a Palliative Care Curriculum for Pediatric Residents - Erin Denney-Koelsch, MD
  • Assessment of Medicine Teaching Service Team Restructuring - Alec O'Connor, MD, MPH
  • Internal Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education - William H. Novak, MD
  • The Continued Development of a Cancer Survivorship Education Workshop - Michelle Shayne, MD, FACP
  • Development of a Medical Resident Educator Pathway - Catherine Gracey, MD, MS
  • Development and Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Online Learning Modules on Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Motivational Interviewing - Jared Walsh, MD 
  • Can a Faculty Development Program Influence Mindset and Acceptance of New Skill Acquisition? - Theresa Bingemann, MD

Medicine | Geriatrics

  • Academic Career Development in Geriatric Fellowship Training - Annette Medina-Walpole, MD
  • Geriatrics Assessment: A Model for Interprofessional Education and Practice - Thomas Caprio, MD, MPH, CMD, FACP
  • Geriatrics Immersion Experience - Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD
  • Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Educational Program - Dallas Nelson, MD

Medicine | Hematology  Oncology

  • Can the Humanities Heal the Healer? A Modest Proposal - Robert Horowitz, MD
  • Development of a Teaching Curriculum for the Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Service
    - Alissa Huston, MD

Medicine | Primary Care

  • Development and Evaluation of a Resident Sickle Cell Disease Curriculum - Francis Coyne, MD


  • Applying Electronic Resources to Enhance Learning in the Host Defense Course - Constantine Haidaris, PhD


  • Integrating a Movement Disorders Video Curriculum into Graduate and Post-Graduate Training: Enhancing Clinical Observation - Kevin Biglan, MD, MPH
  • Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Fellows - Ray Dorsey, MD
  • Development of a Simulated Patient Program to Enhance Acute Stroke Care and Education Among Neurology Residents - Adam Kelly, MD
  • Web-Based Interactive Textbook for Seizures and Epilepsy - Lynn Liu, MD
  • Addressing Neuro-phobia through Student Engagement - Christopher Tarolli, MD, MSEd

Neurology | Pediatrics

  • Formal Clinical Skills Observation in Medical Student Training:  We Can Do Better - Robert Stone, MD


  • Developing a Post-lab Online Self-Assessment for HSF Histology - Linda M. Callahan, PhD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • MIGS Curriculum in OBGYN Residency - Jorge Carrillo, MD
  • Obstetrical Skills Simulation Training in Residency - Loralei Thornburg, MD
  • Development of a Self-Reflection Tool for Teaching in Transgender Medicine - Katherine Blumoff Greenberg, MD
  • Development and Evaluation of a Family Planning and Contraception Curriculum for Neurology Residents To Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies Among People with Neurological Disorders - Sarah Betstadt, MD


  • Evaluating Medical Student Musculoskeletal Knowledge and Clinical Skills to Allow for Curricular Modification and Improvement in Musculoskeletal Medicine Competence - Benedict DiGiovanni, MD

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Undergraduate Pathology Medical Education: Comparing Virtual with Light Microscopy and Evaluating Teaching Style in the Laboratory Setting - Linda Schiffhauer, MD
  • Flipping the Pathology Lab: Assessment of Impact of Small Groups Virtual Microscopy Labs in The Flipped Classroom Model -Jennifer Findeis-Hosey, MD


  • Implementation and Evaluation of a Mental health Curriculum for Pediatric Residents - Sandra Jee, MD, MPH
  • The Development of a Novel Program to Train Pediatric Providers in the Use of Telemedicine in neonatal Resuscitation - Melissa Carmen, MD
  • Developing a Curriculum in Adolescent Reproductive Health - Mandy Coles, MD, MPH
  • The Development and Evaluation of a Curriculum in Communication Skills Training for Providers Using High-Fidelity Simulation - Rita Dadiz, DO
  • Educating the Educator: Developing an Interdisciplinary Simulation Instructor Course - Caren Gellin, MD
  • Resilience Education in Pediatric Residency: A Novel, Web-Based Curriculum - Jessica Shand, MD
  • Developing and Implementing a Pediatric Critical Care Ultrasound Curriculum -Laura Watkins, MD
  • A Breastfeeding Medicine Fellowship Core Curriculum - Casey Rosen Carole, MD, MPH, MSEd, FABM, IBCLC
  • Pediatric Development and Behavior Passport: A Curriculum Tool to Improve Teaching in the Pediatric Continuity Clinic - Grace Black, MD
  • Digital Heath Innovation Track for Residency Education - Heather Reyes, MD

Pediatrics | Medicine

  • Transforming Formative Assessment - Robert Horowitz, MD
  • A novel curriculum for medical students: Using systems-based practice approaches to facilitate health care transitions for adolescents with chronic conditions - Marybeth Jones, MD, MS-HPE
  • Facilitating healing, preserving memory and providing education: A curriculum for pediatric fellows in communication run by bereaved family members - Rachel Diamond, MD 


  • Development and Evaluation of a Postpartum Depression Curriculum for Pediatric Providers - Linda Chaudron, MD, MS
  • Evaluation of a Narrative Exercise as an Empathy Teaching Tool - David Garrison, MD
  • Development and Evaluation of a Co-occuring Disorders Curriculum for Trainees in Psychiatry - Stephanie Gamble, PhD
  • Development of a Family Interviewing Competency Observation Tool for Residents - Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD, LMFT
  • Learners Becoming Leaders; Development & Evaluation of a Curriculum for Chief Residents in Surgery - Lauren N. DeCaporale-Ryan, PhD
  • An experiential curriculum on cognitive errors and cognitive de-biasing strategies in Psychiatry - Vineeth John, MD, MBA
  • Improving Communication with Patients in Primary Care regarding Depression and Suicide - Beau Abar, PhD
  • Developing and Testing a “Psychiatry Residents as Teachers” Curriculum - Laura Cardella, MD

Psychiatry | Pediatrics

  • It's time: Development and Evaluation of an Educational Program to Improve Firearm Injury Prevention Skills - Jennifer West, PhD

Public Health Science​

  • An Innovative Curriculum in Community Health for Medical Students: Evaluating the Impact - Theresa Green, PhD, MBA
  • Health Policy and Economics (HePE) New Link in the Double Helix - Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH


  • Virtual Patients for Resident Education in Rheumatology - Bethany Marston, MD


  • Surgeon Burnout:  Creating a wellness curriculum to support general surgery residents - Christina CelliniMD
  • Surgical Sport: Improving Surgical Education Through Task‐Specific Skill Acquisition and Coaching - Ronald P. Bossert, MD


  • Development and Integration of a Structured Robotic Training Curriculum into an Established Residency Program, Based on Scientific Models of Training - Ahmed Ghazi, MD, FEBU