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Awards/Honors

2017 GME Awards

Program Director Award of Excellence


The Office of Graduate Medical Education is pleased to announce the Second Annual GME Program Director Award of Excellence.


The award will recognize one program director annually who best exemplifies qualities of a leader, effective educator, resident advocate and role model. An award of $900 will be granted to an exemplary candidate restricted to registration at or travel to a national meeting.





Training Program Administrator Award of Excellence


The Office of Graduate Medical Education is pleased to announce the Second Annual GME Training Program Administrator Award of Excellence.


The award will recognize a training program administrator who exhibits superb skills in the management of a residency or fellowship training program and contributes in a positive way to the learning environment of residents and fellows. An award of $900 will be granted to an exemplary candidate restricted to registration at or travel to a national meeting.




GME Quality Improvement Award


The UB Graduate Medical Dental Education Program (UBGMDE) is committed to creating a scholarly environment that encourages intellectual curiosity and promotes excellent patient care. In order to facilitate accomplishing these goals, the UBGMDE implemented a Quality Improvement Award program. Grants are available to support resident/faculty team projects designed to improve patient safety by measuring outcomes and using Quality Improvement methods. Priority will be given to projects focusing QI issues identified by GME clinical partner hospitals and reflected in the annual Request for Proposals (RFP). Proposals should also consider how the project addresses the six dimensions for quality improvement proposed by the Institute of Medicine: safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity. Projects must be developed and conducted by residents/fellows in collaboration with University faculty.


Research Fellowship Opportunity

Evan Calkins, M.D., Community Based Research Fellowship

During his twelve year term as Director of Medicine at Meyer Memorial (now ECMCC) hospital; Dr. Evan Calkins became impressed with the clear and unmet needs for medical care in our community, especially the inner city of Buffalo, with its high population of poor and medically underserved residents. Dr. Calkins is an articulate champion of the obligation for medical institutions like UB to use our resources and talent to improve the access and quality of care not only within our major affiliated hospitals but in the community itself. The Dr. Evan Calkins award is a product of this conviction

The award will be given annually to one or more residents or faculty members in any clinical discipline for conducting a Community Based Research or Quality Improvement Projects. Priority will be given to proposals directed toward the health care needs of the poor and medically disadvantaged.


Thomas F. Frawley, M.D., Residency Research Fellowship


Thomas F. Frawley, M.D.The Thomas F. Frawley, M.D., Residency Research Fellowship Fund was established to support "worthy medical/surgical residents for whom medical research represents a primary personal interest and passion". The award is intended to facilitate a resident's ability to pursue his or her research upon completion of residency by providing financial support to offset personal expenses or research costs. While it is preferred to award the fellowship to deserving individuals after completion of the residency, individuals with distinguished credentials and research interests who have completed a minimum of two years of residency are eligible.



Eugene R. Mindell, MD and Harold Brody PhD, MD '61 Clinical Translational Research Award

Eugene Mindell, MD and Harold Brody, PhD, MD '61 Clinical Translational Research Award promotes and supports the discovery of new knowledge that is critical for the continued advancement and usefulness of the medical profession, the university and improvement of our country's healthcare. To advance human health, scientific discoveries must be translated into practical applications. Such discoveries typically begin at "the bench" with basic research - in which scientists study disease at a molecular or cellular level - then progress to the clinical level, or the patient's "bedside". When such information is applied to the problems of health maintenance and cures for diseases, it could well provide for new tools for developing innovative and effective new therapies. The Eugene R. Mindell, MD and Harold Brody, PhD, MD '61 Clinical Translational Research Award is intended to encourage new scientists to enter into the field of translational research. The award(s) (a plaque and a cash award of up to $2000) will be offered to 1-2 new research scientist (s) for the best basic science research specifically directed toward solving a clinical problem.


Request for Proposals  


Contact Jen Britton at jlobaugh@buffalo.edu for more information.