Academy of Distinguished Educators

 News and Announcements

ADE Grants

The School of Medicine’s Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) is soliciting short two page Letters of Intent to submit proposals for the 2017 education grants program.  This annual grants program makes awards in the areas of education research (1 or 2 year grants for up to $ 25,000/year) and educational innovations (1 year awards for up to $ 15,000).  We accept research and innovation proposals in either of two areas of education represented at the SoM: 1. undergraduate medical education (UME) and 2. PhD education (BIMS).  Proposals should be focused on the improvement of one of these two areas (or a combination of both).  The lead PI on any proposal must hold a faculty position in the School of Medicine at the level of Assistant Professor or higher.  Please see the Call for Letters of Intent for all details related to the preparation of Letters of Intent as well as the entire grant program process for this year.  Letters of Intent should be submitted by Monday, March 27, 2017. Larry Merkel and Bob Bloodgood (for the Academy of Distinguished Educators)

2017 Medical Education Week

Monday, Feb. 27 – Friday, March 3
Posters will be on display outside the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Wednesday, March 1
Medical Center Hour/Medicine Grand Rounds
noon – 1 p.m. | Pinn (formerly Jordan) Hall Conference Center Auditorium
A Story of Success in Reversing Urban Health Disparities
by Gerard Clancy, MD, Professor of Community Medicine and President of the University of Tulsa, 2017 recipient of the Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award.
Description: It has become apparent that where you live in a particular U.S. city determines your predicted life expectancy. For example, in New Orleans there is a 25-year difference in life expectancy from one parish to another only 3 miles away. This pattern of great health divides repeats itself in Chicago, New York, the Bay Area and many more great American cities. In 2005, Tulsa, Oklahoma was one of the first cities to recognize these dramatic variations in neighborhood life expectancy with a 14-year difference in life expectancy between north and mid-town Tulsa. This presentation will discuss the journey, specific initiatives and lessons learned to improve health in north Tulsa from 2005 through 2015. In addition, the successes of the past decade have served as inspiration for another 10-year planning initiative focused on mental health system improvements in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Medical Education Week Reception
5 – 7 p.m. | Claude Moore Health Sciences Library (2
nd floor reception space)

  • Poster presentations (presenters will be available at their posters to answer questions and discuss their research ideas from 5:00-6:00 p.m.)
  • Remarks by Dean David Wilkes and Dr. Gerard Clancy starting at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 2
Medical Education Research Presentations
noon – 1 p.m.
G1/G2 Pinn (formerly Jordan) Hall Conference Center
Lunch will be available, please register in advance so we have adequate refreshments; please register here.

  • 12:00 noon: Huai Cheng and Dr. Elizabeth Bradley: Effect of Teaching 4th Year Medical Students Value and Preference-Based Prescribing for Older Adults with Multimorbidity on Students’ Practice Behavior:  A Non-Randomized Controlled Trial
  • 12:30 p.m.: Eve Privman, Dr. Dan Luftig, and Dr. Meg Keeley: The Impact of Learning Communities on Medical Student Social and Educational Interpersonal Relationships

Friday, March 3
Medical Education Research Presentations
noon – 1 p.m.
G1/G2 Pinn (formerly Jordan) Hall Conference Center
Lunch will be available, please register in advance so we have adequate refreshments; please register here.

  • 12:00 noon: Lauren Kline, Dr. Yasmin Banaei, Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, and Dr. Jim MartindaleEvaluations and Grades on the Internal Medicine Clerkship: A Study in Variation and Correlation
  • 12:30 p.m.: Dr. Danielle K, Ivanova, Eleanor Jones, and Dr. Anita Clayton: Assessment of Medical Student Attitudes, Knowledge, and Comfort Level Discussing Patients’ Sexual Health

History and Mission

The Academy of Distinguished Educators was founded by the Dean of the School of Medicine in 2003 to provide an organizational structure that would recognize, reward and promote excellence in education.

The School of Medicine charge to the Academy is:

  • Recognize and reward outstanding teachers.
  • Work to make excellence in teaching a domain of academic advancement.
  • Develop effective faculty educators across the academic medical center.

All faculty of the School of Medicine at the Assistant Professor level or higher are eligible for membership.  Information on gaining membership to the Academy is available on the Membership Page.

Educational Research

The Academy fulfills its mission to advance the quantity and quality of research in medical education at the UVa School of Medicine through the Educational Research Program, which sponsors both a Small Grants Program and the new annual Medical Education Research Poster Session.

Steering Committee

The Academy Steering Committee is responsible for developing, coordinating, and overseeing the operations of the ADE committees. The Co-chairs of the ADE Steering Committee are:

  • Tim Bender, PhD, Professor of Microbiology
  • Christine Peterson, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Member Subcommittees

The Steering Committee supervises three Member Subcommittees which focus on the topics of: Activities, Education Research & Resources, and Membership.