Grants & Research Committee

(Committee overview captured from the 2021 ASPE Annual Conference, A Virtual Experience)

The Grants & Research (G&R) Committee works to advance scholarship in SP-based education.  The committee supports members in acquiring knowledge and experience in order to contribute to the field through research, dissemination of research, and education.

The committee’s Scholars Certificate Program provides members opportunities to develop foundational knowledge of SP-focused scholarship through the completion of a six-workshop series. 

The ASPE Research/Project Award promotes scholarship by providing funds for unique research or development projects in SP methodology. 

Mission Statement:

Working to advance scholarship in SP education and supporting members in acquiring the knowledge and skills to contribute to the field.


Jacqueline R. Klevan, Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA, [email protected]         


Jane Lindsay Miller, PhD, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, [email protected] 


Holly Gerzina, PhD, MEd, CHSE, Northeast Ohio Medical University 
Benjamin Blatt, George Washington University
Grant Cloyd
Shawn Galin, University of Alabama
Kevin Hobbs
Kerry Knickle, Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Nancy McNaughton, Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Cate Nicholas, University of Vermont
Darlene Parker, Vanderbilt University
Kris Roudebush, University of Kansas
Shirley McAdam,  CHSE, University of Vermont
Anne Swanson, Western University of the Health Sciences
Karen Szauter, University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston
Amy Thompson, University of Cincinnati
Tonya Thompson, University of Arkansas
Rachel Yudkowsky, University of Illinois at Chicago
Christina Wise
Kathleen Young
Brandon Mears
Gretchen Hoelscher
Tamara Chandon, University of British Columbia
Kuan Xing, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Committee Goals Previous Year

  • Increase active membership of the G&R committee
    • 3 members were added, including 1 international member
  • Promote and recognize scholarship amongst our general membership
    • Olivia Mittel, MD grant winner for 2016,  and 8 LOIs for 2017 cycle
  • Advertise and expand the educational offerings of the G&R committee members at our annual meeting
    • Robust scholarship certificate program.  At least 10 sessions were offered by G&R members at the June meeting.  Presence of the “Lucy Booth” during afternoon breaks.


Committee Goals Upcoming Year

  • Further, define and expand the scholarship certificate program; place on a rotating curriculum
  • Increase the grant awards and make them available to all members of ASPE
  • Continue to expand the active G&R membership and its involvement in conference programs
  • Better define grant criteria and expectations of “grant receivables”