The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), within the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), recently awarded four Education Research Grant Awards for medical and health sciences education research projects:
- An assessment of undergraduate students’ self-perceptions of ethnocultural empathy before and after completing an online healthy equity course, “Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, led by Shawneequa Callier, JD, associate professor of clinical research and leadership at SMHS, and Maranda Ward, EdD ’17, MPH, visiting assistant professor of clinical research and leadership at SMHS, will provide data to expand the integration of the content, among other goals.
- Principal investigator Keith Mortman, MD, chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and associate professor of surgery at SMHS, will explore the clinical and educational efficacy of a new interactive 360-degree virtual reality platform.
- Cara Lichtenstein, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics at SMHS, will lead the effort to establish a health equity curriculum for the pediatrics residency program at Children’s National Health System.
- A symposium to address gaps in the current SMHS curriculum around clinical care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex patients — hosted by Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the GW Cancer Center, and Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD, director of the GW Cancer Center — will provide a forum to measure the impact of the specific knowledge intervention.
CFE was established to support the development of SMHS as a national leader in innovative education and training by advancing the scholarship and practice of teaching and learning.
To learn more about the Center for Faculty Excellence, visit smhs.gwu.edu/cfe/.