Professional Enrichment and Growth (PEG) grants are available to faculty members who wish to engage in an activity that will promote their professional growth and advance the academic missions of the department and institution.

We are currently accepting proposals for the Professional Enrichment and Growth (PEG) Grants for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Click here for the application materialsThe deadline for submission is Tuesday, April 2 at 9am. Please submit your application electronically to Kathy Reese, reesekl@evms.edu. Final award decisions will be made in early May.

PEG Grants from prior years and are listed below within each academic mission area by faculty member awarded.

Teaching is defined as time spent in direct contact with learners by using techniques that deliver information, stimulate thinking and result in learning. Faculty members distinguish themselves as teachers while others excel in the design, production or evaluation of courses, examinations and instructional materials.

2018-2019


Anca Dobrian, PhD | Professor of Physiological Sciences
PEG grant activity: Program for Educators in Health Professions, Harvard Macy Institute

Nicole Holt, MPH, DrPH | Assistant Professor of Public Health
PEG grant activity: Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

Brooke Hooper, MD | Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Healthcare Education 2.0 - Transforming Your Teaching for the Digital Age, Harvard Macy Institute

Alberto Musto, MD, PhD | Associated Professor of Pathology and Anatomy
PEG grant activity: Program for Educators in Health Professions, Harvard Macy Institute

Arun Ram, MBBS, MD | Associate Professor of Physiological Sciences
PEG grant activity: Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education, Harvard Macy Institute

2017-2018


Heather Newton, EdD|Instructor, Pediatrics
PEG grant activity: Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions

2016-2017


Catherine Derber, MD|Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

PEG grant activity: Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions

Brian Martin, PhD|Professor, School of Health Professions
PEG grant activity: Give a lecture within the Bioethics Course at St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada

Lauren Mazzurco, DO| Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions

Dana Ramirez, MD|Associate Professor, Pediatrics
PEG grant activity: Take a business course at W&M Mason School of Business (FLEX MBA program)

2015-2016


Alicia Devine, JD, MD|Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

PEG grant activity: Complete the Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment: A Course to Help Achieve the Goals of Competency-Based Medical Education course given by the ACGME

Carrie Elzie, PhD|Assistant Professor, Pathology and Anatomy
PEG grant activity: Complete the A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education through the Harvard Macy Institute Program

Dorothy L. Faulkner, PhD|Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions
PEG grant activity: Complete The Evaluators' Institute (TEI) at George Washington University

Martin Klinkhammer, MD|Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
PEG grant activity: Attend the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) teaching fellowship for 2015-2016

2014-2015


Margaret Baumgarten, MD|Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine

PEG grant activity: 2015 ACGME Annual Educational Conference (Attend & Present)

Joel Clingenpeel, MD| Associate Professor, Pediatrics
PEG grant activity: Partial funding of completion of MS in Medical Education through the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

2013-2014


Bruce Britton, MD |Professor, Family and Community Medicine

PEG grant activity: Attend the 7th International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education in Pittsburgh PA

Allison Knight, PhD|Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
PEG grant activity: Attend the four-day training, “Mindfulness for Professionals,” at the Duke University Integrative Medicine Center

Faculty members distinguish themselves in this area through professional excellence, integrity and empathy in treating patients.

2018-2019


Cristina Baldassari, MD | Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
PEG grant activity: Annual Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery International Course

Lisa Fore-Arcand, EdD | Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
PEG grant activity: International Program in Addiction Studies Certificate

Jennifer Ryal, MD | Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century Conference

John Snellings, MD | Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
PEG grant activity: Point of Care Ultrasound Educational Conference

Timothy Walls, MD | Assistant Professor of Pathology and Anatomy
PEG grant activity: EPIC User Group Conference

2017-2018


Rebecca Britt, MD|Professor, Surgery

PEG grant activity: Surgeons Leadership Agility Program

Nicole Kreiser, PhD|Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
PEG grant activity: Parent Child Interaction Therapy Course

Kent Lam, MD|Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
PEG grant activity: Basic and Advanced course in Allergy and Immunology

Skye Ochsner Margolies, PhD|Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
PEG grant activity: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy in Mental Health Practice Workshop

2016-2017


Cheryl Almirante, MD |Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

PEG grant activity: International Course of Thyroid Ultrasonography and Minimally Invasive Procedure

Sarah Deaver, PhD|Professor, School of Health Professions
PEG grant activity: Training at the Intensive Trauma Therapy Institute

Craig Goodmurphy, PhD|Professor, Pathology and Anatomy
PEG grant activity: ARDMS Certification, Complete CAD software training and 3D printing application

Serena Neumann, PhD|Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
PEG grant activity: Attend Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs meeting, Attend Association of Psychologists in Academic Medical Centers conference

Jayne Penne, MSPAS, PA-C|Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions
PEG grant activity: Attend the ENRiCH Forum (health care communication course)

2015-2016


Patrick Agnew, DPM|Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine

PEG grant activity: Attend a course in perioperative medicine at the Mayo Clinic or Johns Hopkins

Enrique Calvo-Ayala, MD| Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Obtain a certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)

Beverly Roberts-Atwater, DO|Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
PEG grant activity: Design an assessment tool and establish specific accommodative interventions from a physical medicine's perspective, related to the concussed athlete's, "Return to Learn" in the Norfolk/Hampton roads area.

Natasha Sriraman, MD|Associate Professor, Pediatrics
PEG grant activity: Attend the Mini-Fellowship in Primary Pediatric Psychopharmacology by The Reach Institute

2014-2015


Shannon McCole, MD|Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

PEG grant activity: Site Visits to other Ophthalmology Departments

Deborah Morris, MD| Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice and Palliative Nurses Assoc. Annual Session

Skye Ochsner Margolies, PhD|Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
PEG grant activity: Support the preparation for the Certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Hamid R. Okhravi, MD|Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Attend the University of Wisconsin memory program to observe the Health Geriatric Assessment Center's memory clinic

Suzanne Starling, MD|Professor, Pediatrics
PEG grant activity: Spanish language immersion (Course)

Jagdeesh Ullal, MD, MS, CCD, ECNU, FACE| Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Establishment of a Fracture Liaison Service in EVMS-Sentara Healthcare

Ana Vazquez, MD|Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
PEG grant activity: Partial funding of nutritional online course at Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Tuft University Friedman School of Nutrition

2013-2014


Joseph Han, MD|Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

PEG grant activity: Attend the Guideline International Network workshop and meeting

Jagdeesh Ullal, MD |Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Attend the “Health Care Innovation: Shared Medical Appointments- the Intersection of Quality and Value” continuing medical education program

Faculty members distinguish themselves by contributing new information to a field of study and receiving recognition for their research.

2018-2019


Dianne Daniel, PhD | Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology

PEG grant activity: Cold Spring Harbor meeting, Neurodegenerative Diseases: Biology and Therapeutics

Woong-Ki Kim, PhD | Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: BD Biosciences FACSAria Fusion Operator Course and Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS

Julius Nyalwidhe, PhD | Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Training in Glycobiology and Glycan, University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Julia Sharp, PhD | Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: International Complement Workshop

Greg Weingart, MD | Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
PEG grant activity: Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Course: Advanced Research Methodology Evaluation and Design

2017-2018


Rajan Lamichhane, PhD|Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions

PEG grant activity: 3rd Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data

David Mu, PhD |Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Big Genomic Data Skills Training for Graduate Professors Course

Amy Tang, PhD|Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant Activity: AACR Annual Meeting, Annual NIH HHS SBIR/STTR Conference

2016-2017


Hadiza Galadima, PhD |Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions
PEG grant activity: Attend the 2016 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference and the 2017 Esri Southeast User Conference

Aurora Kerscher, PhD|Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC 2016)

Patric Lundberg, PhD| Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Attend Keystone Symposium's Noncoding RNAs: From Disease to Targeted Therapeutics and the Cambridge Innovation Institute's Conference on Targeting the Microbiome

David Taylor-Fishwick, PhD|Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: 2017 Keystone Symposia “Microbiome in Health and Disease”, Keystone Colorado

2015-2016


Dianne C. Daniel, PhD|Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology

PEG grant activity: Attend the Keystone Symposium joint meeting "Maintenance of Genome Stability"

Eva Forgacs-Lonart, PhD|Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences
PEG grant activity: Attend the "Myosin & Muscle and Many other Motors" meeting

Travonia Hughes, PhD| Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
PEG grant activity: Conducted pilot test of the Positive Approach Care model and use baseline data collected to apply for NIH-R21 award or NPSASA Award sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association

Woong-Ki Kim, PhD|Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Attend the Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS and International Workshop on HIV Persistence during Therapy

Neel K. Krishna, PhD|Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Attend the International Conference on Complement Therapeutics

Margaret Morris, PhD|Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Attend the World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as meeting with a new collaborator after the meeting

Vivian Wu, MD|Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
PEG grant activity: Attend and Present at the Keystone Symposium entitled, "Exosomes/Microvesicles: Novel Mechanisms of Cell-Cell Communication”

2014-2015


Frank J. Castora, PhD|Professor, Physiological Sciences

PEG grant activity: 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Attend & Present)

Dianne Daniel, PhD| Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Present at Co-regulation and function of Purgamma and WRN in the CNS at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY meeting on “Neurodegenerative Diseases: Biology and Therapeutics.” Attend the Keystone Symposia conference on “DNA Replication and Recombination” and “Genomic Instability and DNA Repair.”

Diane Duffy, PhD|Professor, Physiological Sciences
PEG grant activity: Visit to laboratory of Dr. John S. Davis, PhD at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

David  Mu, PhD|Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Advanced Sequencing Technologies & Applications (Course)

Etta Vinik, MEd| Instructor, Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Attend an introductory level biostatistics course at Old Dominion University

2013-2014


Dianne Daniel, PhD| Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Present at Co-regulation and function of Purgamma and WRN in the CNS at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY meeting on “Neurodegenerative Diseases: Biology and Therapeutics.” Attend the Keystone Symposia conference on “DNA Replication and Recombination” and “Genomic Instability and DNA Repair.”

Aurora Kerscher, PhD|Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Attend the Keystone Symposia conference on RNA Silencing in Seattle, WA and the Genomics Research Conference - Gene Silencing & Epigenetics Track in San Francisco CA

Julius Nyalwidhe, PhD|Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology
PEG grant activity: Attend the 2014 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Translational Health Disparities Course at the National Institutes of Health Campus in Bethesda, Maryland

 

Administration includes a broad range of non-clinical professional activities that advance the mission of the department and the institution. This includes leadership and participation in various administrative committees and organizations.

2018-2019


Stephanie Moody Antonio, MD | Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

PEG grant activity: Surgeons as Leaders: From Operating Room to Board Room, American College of Surgeons

Margaret Baumgarten, MD | Associate Professor Of Family and Community Medicine
PEG grant activity: Fundamentals of Physician Leadership Course

2017-2018


Agatha Parks-Savage, EdD|Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
PEG grant activity: 2018-2019 AAMC GME Leadership Development Certificate Program

2015-2016


Donald Byars, MD|Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
PEG grant activity: Complete the University of New England's Certificate in Program Development in Academic Medicine

Andrew E. Cross, BS|Instructor, School of Health Professions
PEG grant activity: First year’s enrollment in the William and Mary Flex MBA program.

Yumi Imai, MD|Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Complete the Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives course at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


2013-2014

Marissa Galicia-Castillo, MD|Professor, Internal Medicine
PEG grant activity: Attend the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC):  Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar in Austin, TX