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2020 Stemmler Recipients

Lorelei Lingard, PhD

Lorelei Lingard, PhD

Professor in the Department of Medicine & Director of the Centre for Education and Innovation, University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Lorelei Lingard, PhD and Stefanie Sebok-Syer, PhD, were awarded $150,000 over two years for their project titled, “Conceptualizing and Assessing Interdependent Performance in Collaborative Clinical Environments.”

Project Summary
This project explores the following research question: How do physicians conceptualize interdependence and employ this conceptualization when they assess individuals in collaborative, team-based environments?
Stefanie Sebok-Syer, PhD

Stefanie Sebok-Syer, PhD

Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Lorelei Lingard, PhD and Stefanie Sebok-Syer, PhD, were awarded $150,000 over two years for their project titled, “Conceptualizing and Assessing Interdependent Performance in Collaborative Clinical Environments.”

Project Summary
This project explores the following research question: How do physicians conceptualize interdependence and employ this conceptualization when they assess individuals in collaborative, team-based environments?
Pilar Ortega

Pilar Ortega, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Pilar Ortega, MD, and Lisa Diamond, MD, MPH, were awarded $149,970 over two years for their project titled, “Medical Spanish Proficiency Assessment: Evaluating Physician Communication with Spanish-speaking Patients in Medical Education Settings.”

Project Summary
The purpose of this research is to refine a newly developed medical language proficiency assessment instrument and to determine its reliability and validity in evaluating medical student communication with Spanish-speaking patients.
Lisa Diamond, MD, MPH

Lisa Diamond, MD, MPH

Assistant Attending Physician of the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pilar Ortega, MD, and Lisa Diamond, MD, MPH, were awarded $149,970 over two years for their project titled, “Medical Spanish Proficiency Assessment: Evaluating Physician Communication with Spanish-speaking Patients in Medical Education Settings.”

Project Summary
The purpose of this research is to refine a newly developed medical language proficiency assessment instrument and to determine its reliability and validity in evaluating medical student communication with Spanish-speaking patients.
Brigitte Smith, MD

Brigitte Smith, MD

Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine

Brigitte Smith, MD was awarded $148,250 over two years for her project titled, “Are Longitudinal Assessments of Multiple Competencies During Training Associated with Physicians’ Patient Care Outcomes in Practice?”

Project Summary
This study proposes to link assessments of surgeon competence during training with subsequent patient care outcomes in practice.
Paul Joshua Chung, MD

Paul Joshua Chung, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Paul Joshua Chung, MD was awarded $150,000 over two years for his project titled, “Automated Scenario Generation from Public Datasets for Simulation-Based Training in Surgery.”

Project Summary
The objective of this project is to develop an Automated Scenario Generator (ASG) to create interactive case scenarios to both teach and assess medical students and resident physicians in General Surgery.