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GIM Assistant Professor and Hospitalist Amit Pahwa, MD has been notified that he and collaborator Danelle Cayea, MD from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center have been awarded the 2014 Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar grant. A multi-disciplinary faculty committee of nine members of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) selected Drs. Pahwa’s and Cayea’s proposal for a scholarly project on the topic of “Improving Medical Students’ Practice of High Value Care.”
Awardees are chosen who “exhibit promise, innovation, talent and enthusiasm as educators. The grant will provide up to $50,000 for 12 to 18 months, along with mentorship from the Managing Board of the Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE).” The Berkheimer Grant has been awarded to one individual or group faculty proposal annually since 2011 for the purpose of offering “Hopkins faculty the resources necessary to enhance their educational skills, complete a scholarly project and encourage careers as educational leaders.”
The grant is named in honor of Dr. George A. Berkheimer and his wife, Margaret Yates Berkheimer. Dr. Berkheimer graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1938, completed training in orthopedic surgery and had a distinguished 35 year career as a surgeon and teacher. His wife was an accomplished writer and journalist. Their mutual commitment to teaching excellence was the impetus for this faculty scholar grant in their honor. Visit the website of the IEE for more information about the Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant.
Congratulations to Dr. Pahwa and Dr. Cayea on this important research award!