2021-2023 Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Jessica Vernon, MD and Olivia Myrick, MD, MHPE
Improving Maternal and Child Outcomes through Quality Perinatal Mental Healthcare

Johns Hopkins
Marquita Genies, MD, MPH
Understanding the Family’s Perspective: Development of a Culturally Competent Curriculum to Increase the Acceptability of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Stanford University
Elizabeth Blecharczyk, MD
Innovative Neonatal Health Disparities Curriculum for Pediatric Residents Informed by Qualitative Research and Community Engagement

Read our 2021 announcement to learn more about their projects.

2019-21 Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ashley Fernandes, MD, PhD
Using a Team-Based Learning Curricula to Teach and Assess Patient-Centered, Humanistic Ethics for Pediatric Residents and Health Professionals

Johns Hopkins
Raquel Greer, MD, MHS
Development and Implementation of a Longitudinal Community Engagement Curriculum to Enhance Residents’ Capacity to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Read our 2019 announcement to learn more about their projects.

2018-19 Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

Penn State College of Medicine
Paul Matthew Haidet, MD
Building Systems to Foster Deliberative Practice of Communication Skills

The Ohio State University
Cheryl T. Lee, MD & Tasha Posid, PhD
A “Global Health” Experience for Resident Cross-Cultural Training: A Pilot Study

Read the 2018 announcement to learn more about their projects.

2017-2018 Picker Gold Challenge Grantees

Central Michigan University
Juliette Marie Perzhinsky, MD
A Pilot Interprofessional Educational Curriculum for Optimizing Mental Health in Chronic Pain Treatment

Maimonides Medical Center
Jennifer Barnett Breznay, MD
CARE Feedback Study

University of Toronto
Ayelet Kuper, MD & Lisa Richardson, MD
A Dialogical Approach to Person-Centered Care

2016-2017 Picker Gold Challenge Grantees

Center of Excellence Inter-Professional Academic Homeless Patient-Aligned Care Team – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Principal Investigator(s):
Carole Warde, MD & Andrew Shaner, MD
Project Title:
The Humanism Pocket Multi-tool: Special Techniques for Clinicians and Trainees

Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital
Principal Investigator:
Suzanne El-Sayegh, MD
Project Title:
Patient Centered Multidisciplinary Point of Care Rounds

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Principal Investigator: Jessica Montalvo, MD
Project Title:
The effect of stepwise instruction and simulation of goals of care communication skills on performance in the clinical setting: faculty and patient/family perspectives

Lancaster General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Peggy Nepps, PsyD
Project Title:
Talk to Me so I Can Understand: A Residency Health Literacy Education and Quality Improvement Project

2015-2016 Picker Gold Challenge Grantees

Maine Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Paul Han, MD, MA, MPH & Kathleen Fairfield, MD, MPH, DrPH
Project Title: Shared Decision Making in Graduate Medical Education: Training Residents to Always Inform and Involve Patients in Critical Health Care Decisions

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Principal Investigator: Kathryn Kirkland, MD
Project Title: Reading Surgeons: Implementing a Narrative Medicine Series for Surgical Interns
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Ellen Meltzer, MD, MSc, FACP & Joseph Fins, MD, MACP
Project Title: Communicating with Surrogates: An Educational Initiative to Foster Patient-Centered Care… When Patients Can No Longer Speak for Themselves
Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Rivlin, MD, PhD & Walter Dusseldorp, MBA, FACHE
Project Title: The Patient’s/Family’s Perspective will Always be Documented with Each Patient/Resident Encounter: A Resident-Led Quality Improvement Project

2014-2015 Picker Gold Challenge Grantees

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Yuen, MD
  • Project Title: GOCARE: Teaching a Patient Centered Approach to Advance Care Planning

Duke University School of Medicine

  • Principal Investigator: Gary Maslow, MD
  • Project Title: Transition Collaboration Clinic

Boston Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Barry Zuckerman, MD & Dr. Davida Schiff, MD
  • Project Title: Improving Family-Centered  Care for Substance Exposed Newborns and their Mothers

Montefiore Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Ellen Tattelman, MD
  • Project Title: Teaching in the Patient’s Presence (TIPP): Increasing Patient-Centered Teaching in a Family Medicine Residency Program

2013-2014 Picker Gold Challenge Grantees

The University of Chicago Department of Medicine

  • Principal Investigator: Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH
  • Project Title: Improving Patient-Centered Technology Use (iPaCT)

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

  • Principal Investigator: Nancy L. Schoenborn, MD
  • Project Title: Developing a Curriculum that Teaches Internal Medicine Residents How to Incorporate Prognosis To Inform Patient-Centered Decision Making in the Care of Older Adults With Multimorbidity

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

  • Principal Investigator: Sangeeta Lamba, MD, Anne C Mosenthal MD & Leslie S Tyrie MD
  • Project Title: Trauma bay – Acquiring Skills in Communication: A curriculum to teach emergency medicine and surgery residents the procedure of ‘having a difficult conversation’ in a high-stakes environment

University of Virginia

  • Principal Investigator: Peggy Plews-Ogan, MD
  • Project Title: Tell Me A Story

2012-2013 Picker Gold Challenge Grantees

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

  • Principal Investigator: Amy Sullivan, EdD & Rock, MD
  • Project Title: Communication Checklist Project

Brown Alpert Medical School

  • Principal Investigator: Renée Shield, PhD
  • Project Title: Using Older Adults’ Experiences of Transitions To Enhance Physician Education

The Johns Hopkins University Medical School 

  • Principal Investigator: Hanan Aboumatar, MD, MPH
  • Project Title: Towards Clear And Caring Communication Always: Partnering With Patients And Families To Develop And Evaluate A Simulation-Based Program For Training Residents On ‘Information Sharing’ And ‘Caring’ Aspects Of Patient- Centered Communication

Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Principal Investigator: Leigh Simmons, MDBlair Fosburgh, MD & Karen Sepucha, PhD
  • Project Title: Shared Decision Making in Medication Prescriptions: Improving Communication Skills and Professionalism for Internal Medicine Residents

The University of Kansas Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Jessica Kalender-Rich, MD
  • Project Title: Barney Smith: A hospice patient in the emergency department

2011-2012 Picker Gold Challenge Grantees

Children’s National Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Dale Coddington, MD, MA
  • Project Title: Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs: An Online Medical Home Professionalism Curriculum for Pediatric Residents

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

  • Principal Investigator: Kristen G. Schaefer, MD
  • Project Title: Teaching Patient‐ and Family‐Centered Care in the Setting of Life‐Threatening Illness: A Resident Outpatient Palliative Care Rotation

Geisinger Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Michelle Thompson, MD
  • Project Title: Employing a Patient-Centered Approach to Develop a Medical Passport to Improve Transition and Educate Health Care Providers

Jacobi Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Kenneth Rivlin, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Project Title: Experiential Learning of Patient/Family-Centered Care

New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Principal Investigator: Nicholas H. Fiebach, MD
  • Project Title: The Patient’s Voice: Institution-wide Training for Housestaff in Patient-Centered Care

SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • Principal Investigator(s): Stephen Knohl, MD
  • Project Title: Learning to Talk

University of Chicago

  • Principal Investigator: Vineet Arora, MD MAPP
  • Project Title: Engineering Patient Oriented Clinic Handoffs (EPOCH) Project

University of California San Francisco /VA Medical Center, San Francisco

  • Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Chou, MD, PhD
  • Project Title: Development of Interprofessional Team-based Observed Structured Clinical Examinations to Ensure Patient-Centeredness in Primary CareTeams

University of South Florida

  • Principal Investigators: Deanna Wathington, MD , MPH and Charles N Paidas MD, MBA (DIO)
  • Project Title: Enhancing Medical Resident Cultural and Linguistic Competency