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Annual Medical Education Innovations & Scholarship Day

NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Educator Community will hold our virtual Fifth Annual Medical Education Innovations and Scholarship Day on Monday, November 9, and Tuesday, November 10, 2020, centered around the theme “Lessons Learned from Virtual Teaching—Challenges and Opportunities.” Sessions throughout the day will focus on a range of topics critical to the work of medical educators across undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and continuing professional development.

The annual event highlights and celebrates achievements that span undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. Institutional awards that recognize NYU Langone Health faculty who lead and advance our educational mission are presented. The event also includes virtual poster presentations, lightning round talks, workshops, and small group session. Continuing medical education credits are offered.

Save the date for our virtual Fifth Annual Medical Education Innovations and Scholarship Day on Monday, November 9, and Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Check back for additional event information, including how to register.

Planning Committee

Marc Triola, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (committee chair)
Kenneth Egol, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Vicky Harnik, PhD, Office of Medical Education
Ann Lee, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery 
Crystal Mainiero, MPA, Educator Community 
Jeffrey Manko, MD, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine 
Lisa Ng-Zhao, Educator Community
Cynthia Osman, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Donna Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Michael Poles, MD, PhD, Educator Community
Joseph Ravenell, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
David Stern, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine
Abigail Ford Winkel, MD, MHPE, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Sondra Zabar, MD, Department of Medicine

Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting submissions for virtual poster presentations, lightning round talks, workshops, and small group sessions for the event. This year’s theme is “Lessons Learned from Virtual Teaching—Challenges and Opportunities.” 

We especially welcome submissions in the following content areas:

  • virtual teaching and strategies for online engagement
  • virtual admissions and recruitment, and virtual interviewing
  • telehealth and telemedicine

We also encourage submissions in the following areas:

  • curricular innovations and new educational interventions
  • competency-based development and assessment
  • optimizing educational transitions and enhancing readiness for residency
  • program evaluation and outcomes research
  • scholarship and dissemination
  • organizational culture, development, and assessment
  • faculty and staff development and leadership
  • diversity and inclusion
  • wellness and burnout

Engaging participants in an online format is now part of the review criteria. Selected top-scoring abstracts are eligible for the Annual Best Abstract Award and publication in the electronic annual medical education program. All students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate.

Submit your abstract here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 18, 2020.

Call for Award Nominations

The call for award nominations is now open for the 2020 Educator Community Awards to honor individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, excellence, and engagement in the educational domain. This year’s award winners will be recognized in a video tribute during our virtual Annual Medical Education Innovations and Scholarship event.

Nominations are accepted in four distinct categories:

  • Rising Educator—for early-career faculty who serve as role models in education and who demonstrate leadership, commitment, and achievement in the area of medical and/or biomedical education design and delivery
  • Excellence in Educational Innovation—for faculty who demonstrate outstanding leadership and achievement in the design and delivery of innovative methods for teaching, learning, evaluation, and assessment
  • Excellence in Educational Scholarship—for faculty who have a distinguished record of educational scholarship, including educational research and dissemination of scholarly approaches to teaching and assessment
  • Distinction in Education—for faculty who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of program leadership, faculty development, teaching, mentoring, and other service in medical and/or biomedical education within our institution. Emphasis is placed on institutional and cross-departmental collaboration and impact.

Eligibility and Process

NYU Langone faculty, both full and part time, who show great promise for continued, meaningful contributions to the educational mission of our institution are eligible. Faculty must be in good standing at the time of nomination. 

Any faculty member can nominate another by submitting a maximum 500-word nomination letter describing the nominee's work and statement of impact; and submitting the nominee's CV. After review by the nominations committee, invitations for a full submission will be extended to finalists.


The call for nominations closes on Friday, September 25, 2020. All nominations are reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee and notifications are sent in October. Please see the awards descriptions above for more information on the required documents.