The purpose of the Health Science Education Small Grants Program is to stimulate research and innovation in health science education. This program will make small awards (up to $5,000 per project) from an overall project pool of approximately $30,000 to faculty at one of The University of Texas health institutions who submit a written proposal and budget for a project that strives to improve education by innovative approaches.

These projects may involve curriculum development, evaluation methods, faculty development, or use of technology. Projects demonstrating a direct, measurable, positive impact on health science education will be most competitive for the award. Applications will be accepted from all health science disciplines, including medical, nursing, dental, allied health, health information sciences, and basic biomedical sciences.

A successful application will be based upon merit with the intention to be responsible to the needs of a given program. Collaboration between or among units or schools is strongly encouraged where possible. Individuals who received funding in the initial year of the program can reapply for a second year of funding, but this application requires submission of a progress report as well as a proposal for additional funding.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Strict Proposal Deadline is set for October 9, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.


2014 GRANTS (awarded February 2015)


Proposal Title Principal Investigator Institution
Efficacy of “Central Line Bootcamp” for Procedural Training in Ultrasound Guided Central Line Placement S. Lynn Knox, M.D The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Students Emerging Academy of Leaders for Underrepresented Minority Medical Students Bryon Cryer, M.D. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Developing an educational curriculum for teaching the cancer staging Tharakeswara K Bathala (PI), M.D. & Ajaykumor Morani (Co-PI), M.D. The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Teaching the larynx using 3-D printing: the vocal apparatus made easy and easily made Alan Y. Sakaguchi (Co-PI), Ph.D., Charleen M. Moore (Co-PI) Ph.D. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The Patient-Centered Communication Curriculum: Teaching Internal Medicine Residents to Communicate with Seriously Ill Patients (PC-I) Katie H Stowers, DO The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Pediatric and Special Needs Case Management: Protective Stabilization

Gary Badger, DDS The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


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