|A newsletter for research & medical education||August 2012|
Research Incubator Fund Letters of Intent Due October 8, 2012 by 4:30 pm
The goal of the Incubator Fund is to provide internal grants in the form of “seed” money to encourage research by incumbent BH faculty. Initial funding of projects approved in this next cycle begins in early 2013.
Grants are awarded for up to 3 years with rigorous mandatory annual review focused on progress towards stated goals.
For complete information and submission guidelines, visit the Research Incubator Fund page on Academic Affairs' eWorkplace site.
Collaborative Biomedical Research Grants Program has New Website
The new Collaborative Biomedical Research Grants (CBR) program website was created to improve user experience for researchers from UMass and Baystate applying for funds. Feedback from a survey of recent grant applicants was employed to design the new site.
The new CBR Grants website reflects the independence of the research collaboration from the collaborative Summer Scholars program.
Graduate Medical Education Program Web Updates for August
Review and update of the following pages by the administrators of each residency and fellowship program is due by the end of August.
Clinical Mindfulness Pilot Study for Physicians Now Recruiting
A pilot study entitled Enhancing Physician Resiliency & Improving Patient Care, which includes 47 hours of instruction, will start in September 2012 and conclude in 2013.
Based on a successful program that was developed at the University of Rochester, this study will assess the impact of a Clinical Mindfulness Program on improving physician resiliency, attentiveness and other attributes associated with patient-centered care. (Download study information.)
The study is open to any physician on staff at a Baystate Health hospital (including non-Baystate Health employed physicians), and who is a current member of Baycare Health Partners. It is funded by Baystate Health Risk Management Grant program.
For more information, email Robert Smith, DO of Baystate Medical Practices - Pioneer Valley Family Medicine, in Northampton.
Save the Date: Simulation and Inter-professional Education Symposium
November 15, 2012
The 9th annual Simulation in Healthcare Symposium will explore the impact of simulation on theory and practice on multiple aspects of care:
For more information and to register, download the brochure.