Ray E. Helfer Award

Ray E. Helfer was an esteemed pediatric educator, child advocate and past President of the APA. The purpose of the award is to recognize creative, scholarly work in pediatric education that is described in a paper submitted for the Annual APA Meeting.

Past Award Winners

Constance Gundacker, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Francis Real, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH
Shared Decision Making: A Multi-Site Educational Bundle Improves Patient Engagement and Communication During Inpatient Rounds
Colin Sox, MD
Comparing the Impact of an Online Module to Faculty Feedback Sessions on Students' Oral Presentations: A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial
Tai Lockspeiser, MD
In Pursuit of Meaningful Use of Learning Goals in Pediatric Residency: What Can a Program Do?
Michael V. Ortiz, M.D., Sarah Birch, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PNP, Joyce Campbell, BSN, MS, CIC, Mary Ottolini, MD, Dewesh Agrawal, MD, Nelson Lee, BS
Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH
National Pediatric Nighttime Curriculum Field Test: Assessment of Curriculum Feasibility and Effect on Residents' Attitudes, Confidence, and Knowledge
Amy Starmer, MD
Impact of a Resident Handoff Bundle on Medical Error Rates and Written Handoff Miscommunications
Michael Weisgerber, PhD
The SOS-REACH (Suspected Observable Senior Resident Empowerment Action Checklist), a Novel Instrument for Evaluating Senior Resident Empowerment during Family-Centered-Rounds

Tao Xu, PhD
Impact of nationwide Training Program for Neonatal Resuscitation in People's Republic of China
Dorene Balmer, PhD
Impact Versus Explicit Curricula in General Pediatrics: Is There a Convergence?
Jennifer Arnold, MD
Effect of High Fidelity Simulation Curriculum on Pediatric Resident Competency in Neonatal Airway Management Skills
Teaching Procedural Skills to Pediatric Residents: A Randomized Interventional Trial
Michael G. Gaies

Effects of the World Health Organization Essential Newborn Care Training Course on Early Neonatal Mortality by level of Maternal Education
Elwyn Chomba
Development and validation of high fidelity patient simulator case scenarios for pediatric resident evaluation
Mark Adler, MD
Impact of Duty Hour Restrictions on General Pediatrics Faculty Teaching
Karen J. Marcdante, MD, Charlene Gabler-Uhing, MD, Dawn Bragg, PhD, and Deborah E. Simpson, PhD,
Departments of Pediatrics and Educational Services, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Impact of an Innovative CD-ROM Designed to Improve Ambulatory Teaching
Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH and Larrie Greenberg, MD
Children's Hospital at Montefiore/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Asthma Severity Classification: Using Standardized Patients to Measure Residents' Competency
Philip O. Ozuah, Sandra Braganza and Iman Sharif
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Measuring Medical Knowledge Competencies Using Web-Enhanced Instruction During a Pediatric Resident Ambulatory Block Month
Carl Erwin Johnson and Larry Hurtubise
Columbus Children's Hospital
Evaluating Evidence-Based Decision Making Skills: Development and Validation of an Instrument
Alan Schwartz
University of Illinois at Chicago
Evaluation of 'Breastfeeding Basics' an Educational Course on the World Wide Web Mary E. O'connor
Case Western Reserve University, Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital Cleveland, OH
Can a Primary Care Based Asthma Intervention Affect Service Use, Home Management and Morbidity for Inner-City Children?
Karen Warman, E.J. Silver, Nora Esteban-Cruciani, M.P. McCourt, Laurie J. Bauman, and Ruth E.K. Stein
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Does a Health Maintenance Curriculum for Pediatric Residents Improve Performance?
Joseph Lopreiato and D. Michael Foulds
University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio
The Development and Evaluation of a CD-ROM Computer Program to Teach Residents Telephone Management
Mary C. Ottolini and Larrie Greenberg
Childrens National Medical Center Washington, DC
Counseling Parents of a Child Dead on Arrival (DOA): The Effective Use of Standardized Patients (SPs)
Larrie Greenberg, Dan Ochsenschlager, Regina O'Donnell, Jennifer Mastruseri and George Cohen
Department of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University School of Medicine
Evaluation of Clinical Competence:
The Gap Between Expectation and Performance
Bahman Joorabchi and Jeffrey Devries
Department of Pediatrics, Henry Ford Health System and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan




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