University of Texas System Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education
2024 Innovations in Health Science Education Conference
Feb 22-23, 2024, Austin, Texas
Call For Proposals
Conference Theme: The Many Dimensions of Mentorship: Education, Career, Scholarship, Well-being, and Beyond
Proposals for the 2024 Innovations meeting will be accepted between
September 15, 2023, and October 30, 2023.
Proposals can be submitted for the following categories: Abstracts, Workshops, Discussion Sessions. Please note: Individuals may be the lead author on no more than two conference submissions.
ABSTRACTS: abstracts describing educational innovations, educational research, or quality initiatives in education are welcome. Abstracts should describe work that has been implemented and results/outcomes information must be available. Use the following headers within the abstract:
For research abstracts: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions
For innovation/ quality initiatives: Introduction, Project Description, Outcomes, Conclusions
References (up to five) may be included.
Abstracts are limited to 350 words; title, authors, and references are not included in the word count.
Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters or short oral presentations.
Discussion sessions are intended to address contemporary topics that impact our roles in education. These sessions may have a maximum of three leaders/facilitators. Discussion sessions are 60 minutes. Recommended format is a brief (~10 minute) overview of the topic followed by a facilitated discussion with the attendees. Prompt questions are helpful to guide the attendees in the discussion. Use the following format when submitting a proposal for a discussion session.
Topic: Provide a brief background on the topic and its relevance to healthcare education
Prompt questions: Include 2-3 questions that can be used to facilitate the discussion.
Proposals are limited to 300 words; title, authors, and references are not included in the word count.
There are two options for workshops:
- Pre-conference workshop (120 minutes, will be held Thursday Feb. 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.)
- In-conference workshop (90 minutes – will be held during concurrent sessions on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning)
Workshops highlight active learning. Submissions must emphasize how the facilitators plan to engage attendees in active learning for the majority of the workshop period. Submissions must clearly state the workshop objectives and how the planned activities will engage attendees to address these objectives. Workshop submissions must follow the following format:
Background: Provide a brief overview of the topic and its relevance to healthcare education.
Workshop objectives: Clearly state the objectives of the workshop.
Timeline: Outline a timeline with a brief description of the active learning techniques to be used
Example: 10 min: introduction to topic with brief didactic.
15 minutes: small group breakout 1. Attendees will work through case examples applying principles outlined in the introduction.
10 minutes: large group debrief.
15 minutes: small group breakout 2. Attendees will create …
Workshops may have up to five facilitators. Proposals are limited to 300 words; title, authors, and references are not included in the word count.
PLEASE NOTE: the last date for proposal submissions is Monday October 30, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Central time. No late submissions will be accepted.
If you have any questions about the conference submission or formatting guidelines, please contact Karen Szauter firstname.lastname@example.org Please include INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE QUESTION in the message line of your email.
Please use this link for your submission: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=bSXve9uFJkWnLTGuolRoUiPSbI1gRj9HjM8I8y7LEeVURjNOWTkxWFJWSVRFN0lVWTlFN1dMNlFHTy4
The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education, UT System
The Health Science Education Small Grant Program Request for Proposals – 2023-2024
Submission Proposal Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2023, at 5 p.m.
Send application packets to:
Jose E. Cavazos, MD, PhD (Committee Chair) – email@example.com
AND LuAnn Berger (UT System) – firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject of your email: SMALL GRANT Application
The purpose of the Health Science Education Small Grants Program is to stimulate research and innovation in health science education.
- Proposal submissions are accepted from all health science disciplines, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health, public health, health information, and basic biomedical sciences.
- The written grant proposal and corresponding budget shall strive to explicate a project that aims to improve health science education by employing innovative strategies and approaches. Such projects may involve, but are not limited to, curriculum development, evaluation methods, faculty development, and use of technology. (While not a required criterion for application review, the committee is encouraging projects that respond to our shared educational challenges of improvements in cultural diversity and inclusion in our health campuses).
- Projects demonstrating a direct, measurable, positive impact on health science trainees with the greatest potential for collaboration and broad distribution will be most competitive for an award. The incentive will help to ensure that our educational institutions will be at the forefront of meeting the needs of future students and exceeding the expectations of health science leaders in the future.
Grant awards are made for a maximum of $5,000 to each of the top-rated submissions. The total number of grant awards available each year is dependent upon university funding.
Requirements of Grant Recipients:
- Attend the 2024 Innovations Conference (PI and/or team member).
- Accept the Award at the designated ceremony during the conference program.
- Deliver to the Awards Committee Chairperson(s) a progress report or final outcomes report including potential for funding from other sources, dissemination possibilities and results (3-5 pages) one year following the funding of your project.
- Present a poster of the project at the Annual Innovations Conference hosted and sponsored by the Academy the year following the award.
Guidelines for the Proposal Format and Content:
The proposal must be presented in ONE single PDF file and include the following:
- Page 1: Title page including principal investigator and collaborators, names of institution, school, department, and contact information for primary investigator
- Page 2: Abstract of no more than 250 words
- Page 3: Budget and budget justification.
- Page 4-7: Project Narrative should include:
- Goals and objectives, including relationship to institution, school, or departmental goals and objectives
- Statement of need/rationale for project
- Project description
- Evaluation of outcomes
- Personnel involved, including primary contact
- Timeline, tasks, and individuals responsible for tasks
- Plans for sharing project outcomes with other departments, schools, and collaborators
After this 7-page limit for the proposal, you must include in the same .PDF document:
The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education, UT System
Dr. Judith Drew Innovation in Health Science Education Award
Application Submission Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2023, at 5 p.m.
Send application packets to:
Jose E. Cavazos, MD, PhD (Committee Chair) email@example.com AND LuAnn Berger (UT System) firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject of your email: Dr. Judith Drew Innovation in Health Science Education Award
The purpose of the Innovation in Health Science Education Award is to recognize outstanding and sustained achievement of a health science educator with a documented record of innovations and accomplishments during the last five (5) years in undergraduate or graduate courses, curricula, programs, faculty development, teaching and evaluation methods, technologies, training, etc. In particular, it should highlight a completed health education project.
- Nominations/applications are accepted from all health science disciplines.
- Nomination can come from self, from a colleague, for a local teaching academy, etc.
- The written nomination/applicant shall address the individual or team innovative accomplishments in a project or program that has improved and sustained changes in educational content, methods, technologies, and outcomes. Such projects may involve, but are not limited to, curriculum development, teaching and evaluation methods, faculty development, and use of technology. (The committee is encouraging projects that respond to our shared educational challenges of virtual learning environments, along with the need for cultural diversity and inclusion in capitalizing educational innovations in the UT System).
- Three to four finalists will be presented to the Academy members at the Annual Innovations in Health Science Education Conference in February 2024. The final ranking for first, second, and third place awardees will be determined by vote. Awards will be presented prior to the close of the conference.
- Finalists must attend the Innovations Conference in 2024 to make a 10-minute presentation of his/her project (plus Q&A) of his or her project.
- Grand Prize Winner will receive $2,500, and 1st and 2nd Runner Up will receive $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.
Guidelines for the Nomination/Application Format and Content:
The application must be presented in ONE single PDF File and include the following:
- Name, title, office address, email address, and office phone number of nominee
- Description of the program, including unique and innovative aspect (3 pages or less)
- Evidence of achievement and outcomes (5 pages or less)
- Three (3) letters of support (e.g., Chair of the Curriculum Committee, Chair of Graduate Medication Committee, Department Chair, Division/Section Chief, colleague in department, etc.)
- NIH SF424R&R Biographical Sketch of nominee: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/forms-e/general/g.200-sf-424-(r&r)-form.htm
Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award
Now Accepting Nominations – all qualified faculty are encouraged to apply
Deadline: October 6, 2023
Organized in 1950, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation is a non-profit, charitable corporation focused on post-secondary education in Texas. Each year, the foundation honors 10 Piper Professors from across Texas for their dedication to teaching in addition to outstanding academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement. Honorees will be named as “Piper Professors of 2024,” together with a cash honorarium of $5,000 each and gold commemorative pins. This nomination call is open to full-time faculty members from all schools (self-nominations are acceptable).
Faculty interested in applying may submit the following information via email to Kirk Nealy, email@example.com by Friday, October 6, 2023:
- 2024 Piper Form_Part B.pdf (Download and complete electronically; handwritten responses will not be accepted).
- Up to five (5) letters of recommendation (may be from members of your administration, colleagues, and/or from current and former students).
2023 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science
Nominations are now open and being accepted through November 1, 2023
(Self-Nominations are not permitted)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is please to invite nomination for the 2023 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science. The prize includes a cash award of $350,000. If there are faculty members within your department who qualify, nominations may be submitted at: https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nemmers/prize/index.html
Nominations for the 2023 Nemmers Prize are open to physician-scientists whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in their disciplines as demonstrated by works of lasting significance. Individuals of all nationalities and institutional affiliations are eligible, except current or recent members of the Northwestern University faculty, past recipients of the Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize, and recipients of the Nobel Prize.
Required documents to be uploaded:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Explanation of why the work of the investigator is groundbreaking (limit of 750 words)
- Nominee’s five most influential or groundbreaking publications (publications list does not count towards the 750-word limit)
- The nominator has to declare their current institution and relationship to nominee.
The 2023 recipient of the Nemmers Prize will deliver a public lecture and participate in other scholarly activities at Northwestern University.