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Katherine Dodd, M.D.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 program helps faculty members develop and enhance their skills as clinician-educators and provides 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 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.

2015-2017 Scholars

James A Connelly, M.D. Jim Connelly, M.D.

Research Project
Development and Application of the Vanderbilt Database and Biorepository for Immunological Research of Rare Diseases

Mentors: Carrie Kitko, M.D., Simon Mallal, MBBS, Jeffrey Rathmell, Ph.D.


Dupree Hatch, M.D. Dupree Hatch III, M.D., MPH

Research Project
Understanding the Epidemiology of Sedative and Analgesic Medication Use in Mechanically Ventilated Neonates

Mentor: Wesley Ely, M.D., MPH


Maribeth Nicholson, M.D. Maribeth Nicholson, M.D., MPH
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Research Project
Toxin and Zinc Profiles in pediatric Patients with Clostridium Difficile

Mentor: Kathryn Edwards, M.D.

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