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.
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 7, 2021.
The award will be presented at the “Celebration of Scholarship” on Friday, June 4, 2021.
Potential applicants to the Evan Calkins Award are asked to submit a Letter of Intent to be reviewed by the Calkins Proposal Review Committee. Your letter should outline the type pf project you plan to submit, your anticipated outcome, your mentor and your mentor's experience in this type of project.
Residents or fellows who have acceptable proposals will be asked to subsequently submit a full proposal.
Your letter of intent should by submitted by end of business on Monday, December 13, 2021.
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.
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