Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) Grant Program
Chair- Janet E Fischel, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
Stony Brook University & Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital
The purpose of this initiative is to promote and support innovative educational scholarship that is designed, implemented, and evaluated by COMSEP members. Selected educational grant(s) will be supported for a total of $5,000 ($2,500 from COMSEP and $2,500 match from the institutional Department). This grant opportunity is supported, in part, by the Richard Sarkin Foundation and celebrates the late Dr. Sarkin's commitment to creative and innovative teaching and learning in Pediatrics.
The Grant Review Committee will evaluate COMSEP 2013 grant proposal submissions using the following guidelines:
This is an exciting opportunity for COMSEP members to advance their educational scholarship with innovative research, to expand the scholarly activities of COMSEP members, departments and the COMSEP organization as a whole. Please email Dr. Janet Fischel, Chair of the COMSEP Grant Committee, with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eve Colson, MD
Richard Sarkin Foundation/COMSEP Awardee
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Yale School of Medicine
Project title: Medical, Nursing, and Physician Assistant Student Perspectives about Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Amy Guiot, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Division of Hospital Medicine
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Project title: Closing the Gap in Handoff Communications: Evaluating the Effects of an IPASS Medical Student Handoff Bundle
Dr. Jennifer Trainor
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Project Title: Pediatric Skills Boot Camp for M4 Students
Dr. Bill McGagahie initially served as mentor-has departed the institution, shifted to Dr. Mark Adler
Chair: Dr. Thomas Green
Dr. Trainor serves as the second COMSEP/Richard Sarkin Foundation Awardee
Dr. Jimmy Beck
Children's National Medical Center
George Washington University
Project Title: Professional Identity Formation Among Medical Students Who Volunteer at a Medical Specialty Camp
Mentor: Dr. Terry Kind
Chair: Dr. Mark Batshaw
Dr. Irene Hong-McAtee,
Dept of Pediatrics, U Kentucky
Project Title: Evaluating Attitudinal Change in a Basic Science Curriculum in the Peditric 4th Year Acting Internship.
Mentor: Dr. Charles Griffith, Office of the Dean, U Kentucky
Chair: Dr. J. Timothy Bricker
Dr. Lisa Leggio, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University,
Title: Handover CEX: A validation Study.
Mentor: Dr. Deborah Richardson, Education Discovery Institute, Georgia Health Sciences University
Chair: Dr. Bernard Maria
Dr. Leggio serves as the first COMSEP/Sarkin Foundation awardee.
Jocelyn Huang Schiller, M.D.
University of Michigan, Department of Pediatrics
Project Title: Parental Assessment of Medical Students' E-Mails
Mentor: Patricia B. Mullan, Ph.D.
Chair: Valerie Castle, M.D.
Dr. Lavjay Butani
University of California at Davis , Department of Pediatrics
Project Title: Clerkship Students' Assessment of Resident Performance
Chair: Anthony F. Philipps, MD
Mentors: Su-Ting Li, MD, MPH, and Debora A. Paterniti, PhD
Dr. Erin K. Balog
Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Mentor: Janice L. Hanson, Ph.D., Ed.S.
Chair: Ildy Katona, MD
Project Title: Designing and Evaluating a Pediatric Clerkship Health Supervision Curriculum
Dr. Linda Lewin
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Project Title: Improving Student Oral Presentation Skills Using Guided Self-Assessment
Mentor: Dr Carol Carraccio
Chair: Steven J. Czinn, MD
Dr. John Kunzer
Indiana University School of Medicine , Department of Pediatrics
Project Title: The Relationship between Medical Student Burnout and Perceptions of Professionalism
Mentor: Dr. Mitch Harris
Chair: Richard L. Schreiner, MD, Chair
Dr. Robin Deterding chaired the COMSEP Research Grants Committee prior to my chairmanship. She shifted the chairship to me at the COMSEP meeting in Atlanta Georgia (Research Grants Committee Meeting, April 2, 2008). At that meeting, three (3) grant submissions were considered. We approved and funded two projects: Dr. Lewin's and Dr. Kunzer's. I believe there might have been one set of grant submissions (2007?) prior to the 2008 meeting.