FoundersFundImageWEBWe are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Founders' Fund recipients.

The Founders’ Fund was established by the Department of Pediatrics to honor three key founders and educators of our department: Drs. Paul Palmisano, Bill Benton, and Ralph Tiller. These physicians epitomized the ideal academic pediatrician. The dream to honor these esteemed individuals became a reality with the generosity of former and current pediatric faculty and residents. For more than a decade, the Founders’ Fund has been used to encourage and support educational endeavors in our Pediatric Residency Program through educational grants. 

Confidence and Performance in Care of Transgender Patients

Seth Perry, RN (PI)
Kelsey Thetford, M.D.
Isabella Masler, M.D.

Evaluation of the Health Equity Scholars Program, A Longitudinal Health Equity Curriculum for Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric Residents

Tina Simpson, M.D., MPH (PI)
Brad Fancher, M.D. (PI)
Chrystal Rutledge, M.D.
Morissa Ladinsky, M.D.
Vida Laudarji, M.D.

Well Child Check that is Anything But Well: Use of Simulated Standardized Patients of Practice Empathic Care of a Suicidal Teenager

Candice Dye, M.D. (PI)
Stacey Gaither, RN
Nancy Tofil, M.D.

Staging Transition for Every Patient - Pediatric Resident Education Plan (STEP-PREP)

Hannah Stone, M.D. (PI)
Joe Bradsher, M.D.
Meaghan Bruner, M.D.
Susmita Murthy, M.D.
Neha Teekappanavar, M.D.
Maia Tinder, M.D.
Channing Brown, M.D.
Rachel Klein, M.D.
Carlie Stein, M.D.

Evaluation of the Use of Immersive Community Experiences to Introduce Health Equity to Residents Participating in the UAB Pediatrics Residency Health Equity Scholars Program

Vida Laudarji, M.D. (PI)
Tanzeh Metzger, M.D. (PI)
Chrystal Rutledge, M.D. (PI)
Tina Simpson, M.D.
Morissa Ladinsky, M.D.

Baby Shower for Young Mothers Program

Abigail Martin, M.D. (PI)
Grace Spears, M.D. (PI)
Kathleen Vincent, M.D. (PI)
Terri Coco, M.D.
Kathy Monroe, M.D.

Enhancing Pediatric Global Health Education through the Pediatric Underserved and Global Health Scholars

Meghan Hofto, M.D., MPH (PI)
Mary Orr, M.D.
Amelia Schuyler, M.D.
Kathleen Vincent, M.D.

Improving Firearm Safety Counseling in Primary Care Clinic

Abigail Martin, M.D. (PI)
Christina Hunley, M.D. (PI)
Jennifer Joseph, M.D. (PI)
Joshua Bell, M.D.
Andrew Donahue, M.D.
Morissa Ladinsky, M.D.

Pediatric Research Academic Program (Pediatric RAP)

Chloe Meyer, M.D. (PI)
Kathy Monroe, M.D.
Michele Nichols, M.D.
Brad Troxler, M.D.
Chang Wu, M.D.