Dr. Kimberly Manning, Emory University School of Medicine featured on WebMD

Dr. Kimberly Manning, Emory University School of Medicine featured on WebMD

Dr. Kimberly Manning served as a project leader for an AVDF grant to support faculty development at Emory University School of Medicine, where she holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Medicine (CLICK HERE for her bio).  As featured in the image (left), Dr. Manning appears on a WedMD video that highlights ...


Dr. Maralynne Mitcham, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) honored with award

Dr. Maralynne Mitcham, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) honored with award

Dr. Maralynne D. Mitcham, Professor and Assistant Dean at MUSC was the co-director of an AVDF grant project on interprofessionalism (CLICK HERE for bio). She received the The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Slagle Award in 2013. She will deliver the keynote award lecture at the AOTA Conference in Baltimore, MD on April 4, ...


Abstracts for Forum on Healthcare Communication Research and Teaching: Due April 30, 2014

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The focus on communication in healthcare continues to grow as healthcare systems evolve and expand to meet the rising needs of patients and families.  The AACH Research & Teaching Forum is one way to ensure that you are on the cutting-edge with the latest research and information.Here is just an idea of the type of information you’ll be hearing at this year’s Forum — all of which can help to improve your communication, reduce errors and increase the quality of your patient’s care: CLICK HERE for more information. Communication in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Health literacy Building collaborative healthcare teams Health professional identity and … Continue reading

Papers on Teamwork in Health Care: Families, Systems, & Health: Due September 1, 2014

Families, Systems & Health will devote an upcoming issue to teamwork in health care. Our journal aims to foster new knowledge relevant to “a systemic approach to healthcare that integrates mind and body; individual and family; and communities, clinicians, and health systems while considering cost-effectiveness and distributive justice.”   Relevant submissions could address training of health care teams, team leadership models, team science, and the impact of teamwork on patient, staff, health care quality, equity and financial outcomes. We are particularly interested in data-based manuscripts that address common pitfalls and barriers to team development and teamwork in health care, including primary care. … Continue reading

RECENTLY FUNDED: Drexel University College of Medicine


Promoting Professionalism and Professional Formation:  ProfessionalFormation.org will be a learning resource in medical education.  The grant will develop educational content and provide technological expertise to create web-based teaching modules in professionalism and caring attitudes. The online learning program will help equip physicians with the highest ideals of integrity, respect and compassion for both patients and families. This project’s objective is the development and implementation of the most authoritative, comprehensive resource for medical schools, residency programs and other disciplines engaged in Medical-Professionalism education, assessment, remediation and research. ProfessionalFormation.org will draw upon national and international expertise and support an international community of teachers, … Continue reading

Grant Funding Opportunities from PCORI: Due September 5, 2014


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will review letters of intent and applications in Fall 2014. Relevant topics to the AVDF grantee community may include: Communication and Dissemination Research, Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Addressing Disparities, and more.  To learn more: CLICK HERE PCORI helps people make informed healthcare decisions, and improves healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting high integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers and the broader healthcare community. Please see opportunities below that may be relevant to your work. PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda is a framework to guide the funding … Continue reading