Rymer Innovation Awards

2024 – 2025 Grant Recipients

Jennifer Adams, MD 
A comparative analysis of value factors in clerkship education across health care systems at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Kate Adkins, MD and Nicole Larrea, MD
Denver Health Equity and Structural Competency Series: Learning from Our Patients

Catherine Callister, MD 
Considering an equitable division of hospitalist teaching time:  A survey of academic hospitalists and development of a model for distributing teaching time in the Division of Hospital Medicine

Andrew Maertens, MD
Measuring Performance Outcomes in a Standardized Longitudinal Microsurgical Training Curriculum

Anna Neumeier, MD
Development and implementation of a competency-based simulation curriculum for gastroesophageal balloon tamponade in acute variceal hemorrhage: a model for high acuity, low occurrence (HALO) procedures

Shawna Tonick, MD 
Student Pathway in OBGYN Education Curriculum (SPEC)

Kathryn Rhine, MD
Small Things Observed: Assessing the Impacts of Arts-Based Educational Programs among Medical Students

Emily Rosen, MD
Improving Resident Wellness through Flexibility: Lifestyle Medicine Track for OBGYN Residents

2021 – 2022 Grant Recipients

Aaron Carlson, MD
Novel integration of neuroradiology and pathology in the Advanced Neuroscience Course with BAR Lab sessions and 3-D printed anatomical specimens

John Cunningham, MD
The "ECG of the Week": utilizing spaced repetition to improve medical student ECG interpretation skills in a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship 

Christie Reimer, MD  
Public Health Advanced Integrated Science Course
Animal/Human Translational Medicine Integrated Science Course

2020-2021 Recipients

Jonathan Freedman, MD, PhD
Onboarding Medical Students, Interns and Residents onto Surgical Services using a Wiki

Aimee Bernard, PhD
Enhancing Medical Students' Ability to Apply Immunology Knowledge to Immune Diagnostics

Matthew Taylor, MD
Medical Genetics and Genomics Advanced Integrated Science Course

Sneha Thamotharan, PhD
Mitigating sexual and reproductive health disparities in young women of color: Using simulation based assessment to foster cultural responsiveness among medical students

2019-2020 Grant Recipients

Heather Cassidy, MD
Aspirations, Impact, and Realities: Characterizing Community Partners' Experiences Collaborating with Medical Students Via Longitudinal Service-Learning Curricula

Christopher King, MD
Improving Faculty Training for Bedside Value Communication: Identifying Value Response Themes Based on Value Time Out Prompt

Jennifer Kolb, MD
A Comprehensive ORiginal Experiential learning curriculum for Barrett's Esophagus and determination of learning curves for gastroenterology trainees (CORE-BE)

William Manning, MD
Implementation of a Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound Curriculum for Pediatric Hospitalists

Jay Shiao, MD, MPH, MSc
Developing an Interstitial Brachytherapy Simulation-Based Training Education Curriculum for Gynecologic Malignancies

Caterina Zagona-Prizio, BS
Enhanced Cricothyrotomy Training Program for Critical Care and Emergency Physicians

2018-2019 Grant Recipients

Ryan Good, MD
Simulation-Based Training and Assessment in Central Venous Catheter Placement For Pediatric Providers

Benjamin Griffin, MD
Validation of a Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Patient Simulator Educational Tool

Dana Judd, PT, DPT, PhD
Efficacy of Virtual Reality Training for Physical Therapy Students

Amy Nordon-Craft, PT, DSc
Improving Physical Therapy Students' Ability to Apply Neuromuscular Knowledge and Skills to Community Volunteer Patient Examination

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

Jennifer Adams, MD
Longitudinal Social Medicine elective for graduates of the Denver Health Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (DH-LIC)

Tyler Anstett, DO
Sub-I QI Curriculum: Longitudinal Project Work for Lasting Change and Learning

Kshama Jaiswal, MD
Longitudinal evaluation of personality and grit of general surgery residents influencing burnout and stress

Amy W. McDevitt, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Utilization of a Clinical Reasoning Grading Rubric in a Physical Therapy Curriculum: A Pilot Study

Jeffrey SooHoo, MD   
Lean on Me: Anonymous Text-based Support System for Medical Students

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