Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018-2019 Founder's Fund Grants!

The Founders' Fund was established by the UAB Department of Pediatrics to honor the exceptional lifetime achievements of the founders Drs. John W. "Bill" Benton, Ralph E. Tiller and Paul A. Palmisano. For more than a decade, the Founders' Fund has been used to encourage and support educational endeavors in the Pediatric Residency Program through educational grants. These educational grants support new, innovative educational research or programs related to the curriculum or quality and outcomes research of the residency program.

11 Founders' Fund Awards were given this year:

Principal Investigator and Project Titles

Emily Bufkin, M.D.Creating a Medical Home for Children with Medical Complexity within Primary Care Clinic.

Eunice Dixon, M.D.Infant Safe Sleep QI: Exit Counseling to Reduce Unsafe Sleep Habits.

Austin Doss, M.D.Procedural Competence in Pediatric Residents.

Eric Jorge, M.D.Improving Firearm Safety Counseling in Primary Care Clinic.

Will Sasser, M.D.Introduction of an Ultrasound Fundamentals Training Session to the Pediatric Intensive Care Education Curriculum Supplemented with a Vascular Access
Training Model.

Kristyn Jeffries, M.D.All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Injury Prevention through Education in Schools.

Sai Surapa-Raju, M.D.Teaching residents Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) cardiac arrest guidelines using Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP).

Rashmi Patil, M.D.Baby Shower for Young Mothers Program.

Kristyn Jeffries, M.D.Pediatric Research Academic Program (Pediatric RAP).

Candice Dye, M.D.Use of Mental Health Simulation to Improve Pediatric Primary Care, Resident Reflection on Suicide Prevention, and Development of Support Groups.

Michele Nichols, M.D.Spanish Class for Residents.