Grants & Research Committee

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. 


Lou Clark: Committee Chair, TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine[email protected]


Nancy McNaughton, Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Cate Nicholas, University of Vermont

Shirley McAdam, UVM College of Medicine

Kathleen Wortmann

Louise Clark

Darlene Parker, Vanderbilt University

Sharon Colbert, University Of Missouri Kansas City

Rachel Yudkowsky, University of Illinois at Chicago

Kerry Knickle, Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Benjamin Blatt, George Washington University

Kevin Hobbs, Best Practice

Jacqueline Klevan, Best Practice

Karen Szauter, University of Texas Medical Branch

Mustafijur Rahman

Yoon Soo Park, University of Illinois at Chicago

Stacy Walker, Ball State University

Jane Lindsay Miller, University of Minnesota I

Daniel Cloyd, Uniformed Services University

Vanessa Strickland, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Kathleen Young, University of Mississippi

Committee Goals Previous Year


  • Increase active membership of the G&R committee
    • 3 members 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 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”