To promote a scholarly environment that encourages intellectual curiosity and promotes excellent patient care, the UB Graduate Medical Dental Education Program (UBGMDE) offers Quality Improvement Awards, providing up to $3,000 to support team-driven projects.
Resident/faculty teams can apply for one of up to five awards for projects designed to improve patient safety by measuring outcomes and using quality improvement methods.
UBGDME prioritizes projects that focus on handoffs—shift to shift, inpatient to outpatient, one service to another and so on—patient safety and individual hospital QI issues such as reducing blood transfusions, physician performance in delivering care, documentation needs, etc.
Projects will be judged on these primary factors:
Reviewers will give preference to projects that can be completed entirely within 12 months or that are planned in 12-month phases. In the latter case, you may apply for funding for the first phase and submit a follow-up application for each subsequent phase.
UBGMDE will distribute funds to support activities related to your project to your department in two installments: 75 percent at the start of the project and the remainder upon project completion and receipt of your final report.
The exact method of disbursement will be determined with the department chair.
The research team may use funds to cover costs associated with project design and implementation, including but not limited to purchasing supplies or materials, paying conference or presentation expenses, hiring outside consulting services such as statistical analysis or technical assistance, patient education tools and supporting protected time for faculty.
Your proposal should include:
Submit your packet to:
Susan M. Orrange
Director of Education and Resident Support Services
Graduate Medical Education
113 Cary Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-6129; Fax: (716) 829-3999