ADE Medical Education Research Grant Program

ADE Medical Education Research Grant Program

Created by the Academy in 2004, the ADE Medical Education Research Grant Program provides funding for two types of projects:  1. Medical education research and 2. Innovations in medical education.  All proposals must be related to the improvement of undergraduate medical education (UME) and the Principal Investigator or at least one of the Co-Principal Investigators of the proposal must be a faculty member in the School of Medicine with a rank of Assistant Professor or higher.  Additional information about the ADE grants program can be obtained from Larry Merkel or Bob Bloodgood


Each award-recipient should familiarize him/herself with the guidelines, process, and requirements.


Summary:  Each grant title below is linked to the abstract for that funded proposal.


2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012  2013 2014  Total
Proposals submitted  20 17 11 12 10 12 10 7 4  7  5 115
Proposals funded 5 3 3 2 2 5 3 4 3  4  2 36
Sucess rate 25% 18% 27% 17% 20% 42% 30% 57% 75%  57%  40% 37%


Year Title PI Area Awarded $ # Years
2014  Innovations in Toxicological Education Through Mock Patient Cases and Critical Peer-to-Peer Evaluation Christopher Holstege, MD  UME  $ 15,000  1
 2014 Validation of the DiRECT (Digital Rectal Exam Clinical Tool)  Tracey Krupski, MD  UME  $43,980  2
 2013 Medical Student Role Playing as Consultants in Liver Tumor Board. Fritz Angle, MD  UME  $14,100  1
 2013 Prospective comparison of Cusum-Guidance versus Standard Instruction for Basic technical Skills Training Among Medical Students. Sara Rasmussen, MD, PhD  UME  $45,000  2
 2013 Transition to Surgical Residency. Anneke Schroen, MD, MPH  UME  $14,972  1
 2013 A Study of the Impact and Student Perceptions of a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Pre-Matriculation Course for UVa med students. Selina Noramly, PhD UME 

 $5,928 (Needs Assessment)

2012 Promoting Communication by integrating the electronic medical record into undergraduate medical education. Stephen M. Borowitz, MD UME $42,500 2
2012 Teaching pain management to undergraduate medical and nursing students using an interprofessional approach. Jennifer R. Marks, MD UME $42,500 2
2012 Internship Boot Camp: critical decision-making and procedural skills for the first year on call. M. Kathryn Mutter, MD and Mark Sochor, MD UME $15,000 1


Hand-held ultrasonography by medical students: impact on clinical assessment of emergency department patients. James H. Moak, MD UME $25,000 1
2011 An evaluation of observation and feedback in SBIRT education with medical undergraduates. Jennifer E. Hettema, PhD UME $25,000 2
2011 Training lumbar puncture with CSF collection and opening pressure manometry in the lateral decubitus position to MS-3 students utilizing a high fidelity simulator during neurology clerkship. Priscilla F. Potter, MD UME $15,000 1
2011 Creating a digital rectal exam proficiency tool. Tracey L. Krupski, MD, MPH UME $15,000 1
2010 Live models versus pelvic ultrasound simulators for teaching transvaginal sonography James H. Moak, MD UME $44,000 2
2010 Validation of a novel ear model to teach clinical skills: A controlled multi-institutional diagnostic trial and analysis of procedural learning styles Meg G. Keeley, MD UME $44,000 2
2010 Development of an end-of-life care collaborative behaviors assessment tool Leslie J. Blackhall, MD UME $12,000 1
2009 Law and Medicine: What are the medical students learning? Patricia M. Tereskerz, PhD UME $15,000 1
2009 Enhanced integration of education in quality improvement principles during cardiovascular student selective experience John M. Dent, MD UME $30,000 2
2009 Sonography education for students: Use of the RAM Wise, VA event to teach clinical skills Shannon Larese, RDMS UME $15,000


2009 Mastery of key concepts in shock by the third year medical students immediately following either a problem based learning discussion or a full-scale medical simulation session Keith E. Littlewood, MD UME $10,000 1
2009 A novel approach to “See One, Do One”: video presentations before procedure workshops Amita Sudhir, MD UME $8,403 1
2008 Assessment of a novel ear model for teaching clinical skills Meg G. Keeley, MD UME $50,000 2
2008 The critical importance of retrieval for learning in medical education Mary Kate Worden, PhD UME $17,272 2
2007 Passive versus active student learning: comparing the effectiveness of three teaching formats for learning and long term retention of lecture material by medical students. Mary Kate Worden, PhD UME $19,552 2
2007 Emhancing studens' ability to recognize clinical clues using the War Games@ medical simulation Jeffrey S. Young, MD UME $49,806 2
2006 Painful conversations:  How  to learn to say what no one wants to hear Daniel Becker, MD                UME $30,000 2
2006 Physical simulators for training clinical palpitation skills Marcus Martin, MD UME $50,000 2
2006 Professionalism in tomorrow's healthcare system Donna Chen, MD UME $20,000 1
2005 Study to evaluate didactic learning in a family medicine clerkship Anne Mounsey, MD UME $22,500 2
2005 Measuring resident performance in the NICU: How much experience is required to interpret the bedside flowsheet? Patrick Brown, MD GME $20,000 2
2005 Evaluating competence in system-based practice and practice-based learning John Voss, MD GME $50,000 2
2004 Medical error training for housestaff Margaret  Plews-Ogan, MD GME $25,000* 2
2004 Is web-based learning an effective alternative to traditional lecture-discussions? John  Gazewood, MD UME $27,041 2
2004 Empathy and emotional intelligence Julia Connelly, MD UME $8,000 1
2004 Assessment of predictors of participation in rural practice John Owen, PhD UME $17,948 1
2004 Pediatric home visit program Nancy Payne, MD GME $22,000* 2

*Cost-sharing from Innovations in GME grant program