October 31, 2012
Congratulations to Kimothi Cain, M.D., for being named the 3rd annual E.H. Uhlenhuth, M.D. Award for Outstanding Resident Research Proposal winner. Dr. Cain’s research proposal is: “Collateral Damage: Evaluating the Impact of Patient Suicide on Psychiatry Residents.”
Each year, third-year psychiatry residents in our department complete a two-month research course covering literature searches, specific aims/hypotheses, and methods. This class concludes with each resident formally presenting his or her proposal to peers and invited faculty. The purpose of this award is to encourage research during training. The award, named after retired Professor Emeritus E.H. Uhlenhuth, is based on excellence and is given to one of the residents immediately after his or her final presentation. Dr. Uhlenhuth has encouraged and mentored many psychiatric residents to pursue careers in academic psychiatry.
Invited faculty -- other than course instructors -- must include senior academic psychiatrists within the Department (Associate or Full Professor). These individuals have a rubric to evaluate proposals based on the strength of each section: background, specific aims/hypothesis and methods. The proposals are also scored on innovation and feasibility.
According to instructors Caroline Bohnam, M.D., and Chris Abbott, M.D., “There were very strong proposals from all of the PGY-3 class this year.”