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.

Each academic year, EVMS Faculty Affairs and Professional Development emails faculty members about the release of the PEG grant funding mechanism. This typically happens around February. Information about the application process is included within the email.

The following faculty members have been awarded PEG grants and are listed within each academic mission area.

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.

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

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

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

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

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‚Äôs 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

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.

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