APPD is committed to investment in members through grants and special projects.

The Special Projects Program provides financial support for projects that further the APPD’s mission and strategic plan. Through the process described below, the APPD may grant up to $10,000 per selected project. The Board of Directors will determine the funds available for this program annually. The number of awards will be dependent on the funds available and the size of the grant requests of the selected projects. Proposals are due each January.

2021 Request for Special Project Proposals

For 2020, the APPD approved funding for the following important projects:

Get an MGRIP: Evaluating Acceptability and Efficacy of the Use of Gamification for Musculoskeletal Learning

Katherine Schultz, MD
Francis J Real, MD, MEd
Melissa Klein, MD, MEd
Sue Poynter, MD, MEd
Jennifer Huggins, MD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave, ML 4010
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Funding: $10,000

Providing Med-Ed Insight into Supportive Environments (ProMISE) Study Exploring UIM Residents’ Perceptions about Resources Addressing Belonging, Wellness, Burnout and Professional Goals (BeWell-BP)

Candice Taylor Lucas, MD, MPH, University of California Irvine-CHOC
Oriaku Kas-Osaka, MD, MEd, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Audrea Burns, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital
Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH, Stanford School of Medicine
Jyothi Marbin, MD, University of California – San Francisco
Lahia Yemane, MD, Stanford School of Medicine
Pat Poitevien, MD, MSc, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Mollie Grow, MD, MPH, University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital
Laura Kester, MD, MPH, University of California-Davis

UC Irvine-CHOC
505 S. Main St., Suite 525
Orange, CA 92868
Funding: $10,000

For a complete list of funded projects dating back to 2005, click here.