Academic Development Fund: New Research and Scholarly Initiative Major Grant

On May 1, 2008 I was awarded an Academic Development Fund: New Research and Scholarly Initiative Major Grant to allow the work completed in the Centre for Education, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to be expanded across Canada.

Imaging research is increasingly integral to health care, drug discovery, cell biology and other life sciences. The demand for imaging services has increased exponentially - a trend that promises to continue. These pressures require innovative responses within the education and training of imaging professionals of the future. Recognizing the growing need to do things differently, a partnership was formed at Western between the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Department of Medical Imaging, and the Faculty of Education. The ‘Centre for Education in Medical Imaging' was charged with the mandate to strengthen curriculum design and implementation, support and guide the art of teaching, and advance educational scholarship in medical imaging education. Over the past year, a pilot research project yielded an in-depth needs assessment of the department and investigated the ways in which scholarship is currently institutionalized. This grant has allowed us to continue that research across Canada.

PI:
Dr. Kathy Hibbert
Collaborators:
Dr. Rethy Chhem and Dr. Teresa Van Deven