The Evan Calkins, MD, Community-Based Research Fellowship provides funding for community-based research or quality improvement projects conducted by residents or junior faculty. Priority will be given to proposals directed toward the health care needs of the poor and medically disadvantaged in a community-based setting.
The annual award encourages recipients to explore and discover the rewards and opportunities of community-based scholarship.
Residents, fellows (PGY 1-7) and junior faculty whose career goals are centered around clinical practice are encouraged to apply.
Information for the 2021 Award will be posted as information becomes available.
Evan Calkins, MD, served as director of medicine at Meyer Memorial Hospital, now Erie County Medical Center, for 12 years. During that time, the clear but unmet needs of the community, especially in poor and medically underserved areas, made a strong impression on him. Calkins believed medical institutions have an obligation to improve the quality of, and access to, health care throughout the community. The Calkins fellowship is a product of this conviction.
Up to $4000 for distribution among 1 or more recipients.
Notification to winners by Friday, May 8, 2020.
The award will be presented at the “Celebration of Scholarship” on Friday, June 5, 2020.
Only those who were notified to submit a full proposal following your letter of intent should submit all required documentation by end of business on Monday, April 8, 2019.
Following approval of your letter of intent, you must be a resident, fellow (PGY 1-7) or junior faculty member (assistant professor on tenure or non-tenured track) in any clinical department of the medical school or the School of Public Health and Health Professions.
Residents of the combined internal medicine/general preventive medicine residency are also eligible.
Your project must be implemented in a community setting, a community-based clinical practice, an ambulatory clinic or an emergency room setting of a UB-affiliated hospital.
Consult and execute preliminary planning with a faculty member possessing recognized expertise in community-based research or quality improvement.
An active faculty member with appropriate expertise should mentor and guide you throughout the program.
Be specific in these areas:
Examples of possible proposals include:
A committee appointed by the senior associate dean for graduate medical education reviews all applications.
The committee bases selections on:
Proposals directed toward the health care needs of the poor and medically disadvantaged, especially for work that has not yet been done in Buffalo, will receive priority.
|Mary Kathryn Mannix, DO||Pediatric Infectious Disease||An Educational Intervention to Improve Adherence to Pharyngitis Testing and Treatment Guidelines in a Private Pediatric Urgent Care Center|
|Kenny Jung-Taek Oh, MD||Vascular Surgery Integrated ||Improving Access to Healthcare-Related Legal Services: A Method to Address the Social Determinants of Health for Vascular Surgery Patients|
Salman Bhat, MBBS
|Internal Medicine ||Optimization of Diabetes Care by Implementing Patient Education Initiatives and Evidence Based Guidelines in a Safety Net Primary Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project|
Yadunath Pokharel, MBBS
|Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine ||Working Together to Make Women Healthier|
|Patrick O. Kenney, MD||Internal Medicine and Pediatrics||Quantifying Discordance and Associated Demographic Factors in the Detection of Latent Tuberculosis Infections by Tuberculin Skin Testing and Interferon-Gamma Release Assays|
|Honorable Mention |
Hassan A. Khan, MD
|Internal Medicine||Improving Blood Pressure Control in an Academic Safety-Net Primary Care Clinic: Quality Improvement Project|
|Honorable Mention |
Taryn C. Spencer, MD
|Internal Medicine ||Improving Transition of Care for Patients With Substance Use Disorder|
|Prerana Baranwal||Pediatrics||Addressing Childhood Obesity through Dyslipidemia Screening: Measuring Frequency of Dyslipidemia Screening with Substitution of Random Lipid Panel for Fasting Lipid Panel|
|Raed Yacoub||Internal Medicine||Enhancing the Prevention of Microvascular Complications of Diabetes Type 2: A Resident-led QI Project|
|Diane E. Miller||Pediatric Endocrinology||Addressing Type I Diabetes in Children, and Using Telehealth to Increase Engagement of Parents and Families|
|Centrael Tyson Evans||Opthalmology||Smart Phone Attachments for Diagnosing Ophthalmological Emergencies|
|Kenyani Davis||Internal Medicine/Social and Preventative Medicine||The Giant Elephant in the Room: Under Utilization of Hospice Care Amongst the African-American Community|
|Honorable Mention |
|Orthopaedic Surgery||Emergency Department Utitlization and Follow Up for Orthopedic Care at a Tertiary Care Facility|
|Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio, MD, MPH||Internal Medicine/Social and Preventative Medicine||A Pilot of Shared Medical Visits to Improve Diabetes Care at Hertel-Elmwood Internal Medical Center, Buffalo NY|