The Faculty Scholars Program is named for Katherine Dodd, M.D., a member of the Vanderbilt faculty from 1926-1944 who represented the ideal clinician-educator. She possessed outstanding clinical skills, a strong commitment to teaching, and made numerous contributions of new knowledge that improved children's health.
The goals of the program are to help faculty members develop and enhance their skills as clinician-educators and to provide faculty members with an opportunity to conduct scholarly research, conduct and evaluate an educational project, or implement and evaluate a clinical or quality improvement project in an area of interest and importance to their clinical area or to medical education. We seek to support junior faculty members as future leaders within our Department and the School of Medicine and to create a community of clinician-educators advancing education, practice, or policy in their area of focus.
Verena Wyvill Brown, M.D.
Research Project: “Interactions between communities, medical providers, and non-offending parents of physically abused children that lead to earlier reporting and improved outcomes.“
Mentor: Ellen Clayton, M.D.
William Cutrer, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Research Project: “Enhancing Pediatric Clerkship Student Feedback Using Resident-Performed Structured Clinical Observations.”
Mentor: Tyler Reimschisel, M.D.
Lindy Fenlason, M.D., P.N.S., M.P.H.
Research Project: Assessment of iron status and its potential for Helicobacter pylori virulence modulation in a high-risk population.
Mentor: Doug Morgan, M.D.