The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, in collaboration with the UCSF Program in Interprofessional Education and the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management has announced their 18 new Education Innovations Funding awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. Osher Center Research Fellow Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD, has received one of the awards for her SPRUCE: Supporting Provider Resilience by Upping Compassion and Empathy study, working with Shelley Adler, PhD; Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH; and Michael Cohn, PhD. View the complete list of 18 awardees.
The Academy’s Innovations Funding program provides intramural grants for the development of new curricular programs and promotion of constructive curricular change. Since the program’s inception, the Academy has awarded more than $2 million to more than 100 projects. This year’s grants, totaling $307,721, are expected to make significant contributions to curricular and educational excellence at UCSF.
This collaboration of three UCSF programs that fund education innovations addressed a range of priorities in education of students and trainees at UCSF. There were so many strong proposals this year, additional funding partners were secured, including the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education and Tideswell™ at UCSF.
We are very proud of Dr. Ekman for her important research aimed at improving the quality of lives of healthcare professionals!