Grants / Special Projects

The 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, strategic plan, and our task force charges. 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. APPD Special Project RFP

For 2016, the APPD approved funding for the following important projects:

Family-Physician Communication Study
Investigators -
Michelle Barnes, MD, Associate Program Director, University of Illinois at Chicago
Linda Gilkerson, PhD, Professor of Infant Studies, Erikson Institute
David Gonzalez, MD, Rising Chief Resident, University of Illinois at Chicago
Rachel Justice, MS, Project Manager, Erikson Institute
Amanda Osta, MD, Program Director, University of Illinois at Chicago
Alan Schwartz, PhD, Professor of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
Alisa Seo-Lee, MD, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County

The One Thousand Dollar Work Up: A New Cost and Value Based Approach To Morning Report in Pediatric Residency Programs
Investigators -
Principal Investigators Maya Dewan, MD, MPH & Tara Wedin Bamat, MD
Co-Investigators at CHOP: Robert B. Lindell, MD, Adam Dziorny, MD, PhD, Evan Fieldston, MD, MBA, Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, MD, MSEd, Lisa Zaoutis MD
Co-Investigators at CCHMC: Craig Gosdin, MD, Michael Tchou MD, Sue Poynter, MD, MSEd

De-escalating Angry Caregivers: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Communication Curriculum for Pediatric Residents
Investigators -
Sarah Hilgenberg, MD, Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Stanford University School of Medicine
David Gaba, MD Professor, Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-Based Learning Stanford University School of Medicine
Alyssa Bogetz, MSW Director, Scholarly Concentrations Program, Associate Director, Coaching Program Pediatric Residency Program Stanford University School of Medicine
Senior Investigator: Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH Associate Chair of Education, Residency Programs Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program Clinical Associate Professor Stanford University School of Medicine


Complete List of Funded Projects