Seed Grants

The Center for Interprofessional Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is pleased to announce two funding opportunities for up to $20,000 seed grants for 13-month IPE and IPC pilot projects and up to $25,000 for Health Equity seed grants for 13-month IPE and IPC projects that are focused on Team-Based Care.

2022-2023 Health Equity Seed Grants

Amy Kruger Howard, PharmD, MS (SOP) received a $25,000 seed grant for Press *9 to Hear Options in Other Languages - Investigating Application of Interpretation Best Practices. Contributing faculty and staff members include Sandra M. Quezada, MD, MS (SOM), Laura Koo, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC (SON), and Jill A. Morgan, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS (SOP)Press *9 to Hear Options in Other Languages - Investigating Application of Interpretation Best Practices aims to use an interprofessional education (IPE) team of students to create a guide to applying best practices when working with interpreter services to engage patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).  Students will perform key informant interviews with medical interpreters, care providers, and patients that speak languages other than English to determine their experiences with communication and care access. Students will then take the information gained from the interview theme analysis, together with literature on implementing the standards of care, to develop an educational resource for students preparing to work with patients. To learn more, please contact Dr. Howard at akhoward@rx.umaryland.edu.

Lisa Bress, RDH, MS (SOD) received a $25,000 seed grant for Building a Culture of Belonging through Diversity and Inclusion Training for Dental, Dental Hygiene, Law and Social Work Students. Contributing faculty and staff members include Kathleen Hoke, JD (SOL), Everett Smith Jr., C LMSW (SSW), and Mona Gorman, DDS (SOD)Building a Culture of Belonging through Diversity and Inclusion Training for Dental, Dental Hygiene, Law and Social Work Students is designed to improve interprofessional education by teaching teams of professional students culturally competent and effective communication techniques as an element of team-based care. This educational program will increase students’ awareness of their personal biases as well as potential for system-based biases and prepare them to effectively manage bias and discriminatory behaviors directed at them by patients/clients and how to implement culturally/racially competent communications across interprofessional teams and systems to support patients/clients. To learn more, please contact Dr. Bress at lbress@umaryland.edu.

 

2022-2023 Seed Grant

Amanda Roesch, DNP, MPH, FNP-C (SON) received a $15,000 seed grant for Enhancing Interprofessional Student Competence in Caring for Transgender and Gender Diverse Populations through Simulation. The contributing faculty and staff include Veronica Quattrini, DNP, MS, FNP-BC (SON), Norman Retener, MD (SOM), and Philip Dittmar, MD (SOM). As transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals have limited access to quality health care as many health care providers lack the knowledge and comfort to care for this population. Using a team-based approach, Enhancing Interprofessional Student Competence in Caring for Transgender and Gender Diverse Populations through Simulation will prepare advanced practice nurse and medical students to care for the TGD population through an online module on TGD health and an interdisciplinary formative clinical encounter with a TGD standardized patient. Learners’ TGD-related comfort, skills, and attitudes will be evaluated before and after the experience using a survey with the expectation that participation will improve students’ competence in caring for the TGD population. To learn more contact Dr. Roesch at amanda.roesch@umaryland.edu.

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