Scholarship in Education Allocation Committee (SEAC) Grants

The Office of Education and the Office for Continuous Professional Learning, with the support of the Dean of the School of Medicine, announce the availability of funding for faculty at the School of Medicine in support of scholarship and research focused on the educational mission of the School of Medicine.

Scholarship is taken to mean work that builds upon the work of others, entails a public accountability, is open to peer review, and is subsequently utilized by others in their own educational work. Scholarship in teaching and education requires faculty to frame and systematically investigate questions related to student learning-the conditions under which it occurs, what it looks like, and how to deepen it "...with an eye not only to improving their own classroom but to advancing practice beyond." This is consistent with the UNM Faculty Handbook and the literature on scholarship.

The call for proposals period for the two-year cycle including fiscal years 2022 and 2023 is now open. The deadline to submit a proposal is Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

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Description of Available Funding

Scholarship and Research Initiatives

Funding for individual projects during this cycle is available for up to 24 months during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years in support of School of Medicine faculty time and effort devoted to scholarship and research in medical education. All funds must be used and projects completed and submitted for presentation/publication by June 30, 2023. Faculty time approved for funding will be in the form of salary support for partial FTE (salary plus fringe, paid to faculty person's department).

Funding is available up to a maximum of $10,000 per project. Please review the full program description and submission guidelines. Then use this form to submit a Research or Scholarship project proposal.

(bit.ly/SEAC2021RS)

Patient Safety/ Quality Improvement Initiatives

Funding is available for up to 24 months during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years in support of scholarly patient safety /quality improvement initiatives. Development and implementation of each funded initiative must include one or more medical students or residents/fellows along with at least one faculty member. Funding can be used in support of project materials, books, journals, technology support, web-based development, data entry and analysis or travel, and poster development. All funds must be used and the projects completed and submitted for presentation by June 30, 2023.

Funding is available up to a maximum of $2,500 per project. Please review the full program description and submission guidelines. Then use this form to submit a Patient Safety or Quality Improvement project proposal.

(bit.ly/SEAC2021QIPS)

SEAC FUNDED AWARDS FOR FY2021 - FY2022

The Scholarship in Education Allocation Committee (SEAC) awarded funding to the following projects for fiscal years 2021 and 2022. Fiscal year 2021 is the 17th year of the SEAC Program, which is designed to stimulate and enhance the scholarship of education at the UNM School of Medicine. The SEAC Program is supported through funding from the Dean and administered by the Offices of Education and Office for Continuous Professional Learning. The projects listed below were selected in a competitive process from among all proposals submitted during the spring 2020 Call for Proposals period.

Title Investigators & Departments Brief Description of Purpose
Effectiveness and Outcomes of the 3rd Year Clinical Curriculum Transformation of the UNMSOM due to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Learning Context and Knowledge Mastery
  • Ann E. Morrison, MD – Department of Internal Medicine
  • Maria-Eleni Roumelioti, MD – Department of Internal Medicine
  • Tom Markle, PhD – Department of Internal Medicine
  • Deirdre A. Hill, PhD – Department of Internal Medicin
  • Alexis Leyba
To assess possible advantages and shortcomings of the novel format to build upon or change for future medical students if a similar environment should once again occur.
Exploring Professional Identity Formation (PIF) in Palliative Medicine
  • Esme Finlay, MD – Department of Internal Medicine
  • Erin FitzGerald, MD – Department of Internal Medicine
  • Nicole Lee, MD – Resident Physician II
To use qualitative interviews with fellowship-trained HPM providers to identify activities or experiences that facilitate professional identity formation. 
Evaluation of a developmentally progressive reproductive health curriculum in a Family Medicine residency program
  • Miranda Aragón, MD – Department of Family & Community Medicine
  • Kira Paisley, MD – Department of Family & Community Medicine
To evaluate the impact of a structured, developmentally progressive, didactic and experiential-based nationally adaptable reproductive health curriculum for family medicine residents on reproductive health knowledge, perceived competence, behavioral intentions, attitudes, and satisfaction.
Identifying and Reducing Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations
  • Prajakta Adsul, MD – Department of Internal Medicine
To understand cervical cancer screening behaviors along with their multi-level determinants in the SGM community in New Mexico; to understand the primary health care organization-level factors that prevent and/or support SGM populations receiving cancer screening; and to co-create educational materials that can be used in primary care settings to promote the uptake of cervical cancer screening among SGM populations.
On-Demand, Individual-Need-Focused Research Training in Study Design and Biostatistics for Residents and Fellows: A Feasibility and Scoping Study
  • Yiliang Zhu, PhD – Department of Internal Medicine
  • Jessica Reno, MPH – Department of Internal Medicine
  • Melissa Schiff, MD – Department of Internal Medicine
  • Laura Canchien Parajón, MD – Department of Family & Community Medicine
  • Hengameh Raissy, PharmD – Department of Pediatrics
To develop a platform for research methodology training for residents and fellows, covering clinical research study design, biostatistical analysis, and informatics tools; and to determine the scope of the training program and develop a plan of dissemination to other departments and programs of UNM SOM as well as to UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC) students and researchers.

Esme Finlay, MD Department of Internal Medicine

Jennifer Hettema, PhD Department of Family & Community Medicine

Rebecca Hartley, PhD Department of Cell Biology Physiology

Christina Salas, PhD Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Lindsay Smart, PhD Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science

Gary Smith, PhD Office for Continuous Professional Learning

Akshay Sood, MD, MPH Department of Internal Medicine

Ming-Li Wang, MD Department of Surgery

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