2021 CESERT Pyramid Grants
The Association for Surgical Education Foundation was established by the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) as a non-profit foundation in 1993. Its mission is to raise and disseminate funds to support innovative research and education projects and programs which will advance surgical education in North America. The Association and the ASE Foundation are separately-incorporated organizations.
2021 ASE FOUNDATION RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM
The Association for Surgical Education Foundation (ASEF) is excited to announce the awardees of education research grants to start July 1, 2021.
Giant Robot ($25,000)
Assessing the effect of robotic enhanced ergonomics on gender-based
performance disparities for laparo-endoscopic skills
Dom Doster, M.D. and E. Matthew Ritter, M.D.
A Sequential Mixed Methods Exploration of Influential Factors and Financial
Considerations Regarding Wellbeing Interventions in Academic Surgical Residency
Primary Investigator: Carter Lebares, MD, FACS
Co-Investigator/Study Coordinator: Anya Greenberg, MBA
University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Surgery
Trust and Feedback Dynamics between Trainer and Trainee Surgeons in Robotic Surgery
Rami James N. Aoun, M.D. And Emily Huang, M.D.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Trauma Wellness Curriculum
Resident Principal Investigators: Janani Vigneswaran, M.D. and Harry Wong, M.D.
Senior Principal Investigators: Peter Angelos, M.D. Jennifer Cone, M.D.
The University of Chicago
Gold Awards ($500)
Creation of a Virtual Complex Ventilator Management Curriculum for Resident
Deployment during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
Anna Liveris, M.D.
NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
A standardized competency-based online mid-clerkship feedback system for
medical students on the Surgery clerkship
Justin P. Wagner, M.D.
David Geffen School of Medicine of UCLA
Virtual Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills – Impact of Learners’ Gender and Race
Sarah Lund, M.D.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Surgeons Harnessing Influence for Trainee Transitions (SHIFTT)
Robert (Trey) Sinyard, M.D., MBA
Massachusetts General Hospital
Does an early assessment of surgical interns’ learning preferences using the VARK questionnaire combined with a targeted review of available resources and study tools impact ABSITE scores and perceptions of self efficacy?
Rachel Jensen, M.D.
Adapting Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Use of Gamification and Cross Campus
Virtual Learning to Enhance Acquisition and Retention of Laparoscopic Skills
Richard Teo, M.D.
Montefiore Medical Center/Jacobi Medical Center
The Gold, Diamond, Platinum and Giant Robotic grants are described below:
Gold level grants are $500 USD each and ideally suited to fund small surgery education projects such as survey research projects. The timeline for these projects should be within one academic year.
Diamond level grants are well-suited for mixed methods surgery education projects. The timeline for these projects should be within one to two academic years.
The Platinum level grant is designed to support multi-institutional research projects. The timeline for these projects should be two academic years.
The Giant Robot grant will be funded as one grant of $25,000 USD. It is designed to support research projects that focus on robotic surgery research questions including curriculum design, training programs, assessment metrics, and patient outcomes. Research projects that focus on other technological applications to surgical education including electronic health records and machine learning are also welcome in this category. The timeline for these projects should be two academic years.
For all grants funds must be used for direct costs or to support a research assistant, statistician, or other study staff. Funds cannot be used for indirect costs, administrative or travel costs, publication costs, or salary support for the Principal Investigator, Co-PIs, or collaborators.
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2022 AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THIS WINTER.