Family and Community Medicine
Research and scholarships
The Department of Family and Community Medicine recognizes that scholarship and research encompass a wide variety of activities and values the contributions of learners, staff, and faculty in engagement with scholarship, including:
Scholarship of Discovery: discovery of new knowledge
Scholarship of Integration: connecting across disciplines and connecting isolated information with broader bodies of knowledge.
Scholarship of Application: putting the knowledge into practice.
Scholarship of Teaching: development of educational programs or resources to educate stakeholders such as students, healthcare professionals, or the public.¹
Our faculty, staff, and learners participate in these areas of scholarship in many ways. Contributions to the greater body of knowledge are made through direct education, patient-based, and population-based initiatives and epidemiological research, the development of new and enduring educational materials, and collaboration with other scholars and researchers locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Department has established a strategic plan for increasing and improving our scholarship and research.
Provide mentorship in research and scholarship, build research and scholarship skills.
- SIU Family and Community Medicine Early Career Faculty Fellowship
- Formal mentor identified for all new and early career faculty
Increase resident and faculty participation in answering clinical questions, authoring case studies, review articles, and primary literature.
- Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN) Help Desk Answers publications
- FPIN GEMS publications
- Online review publications (StatPearls, others)
- Standard journal print publications
Increase dissemination of educational innovations
- Sharing through local and national organizations and conferences such as SIU Teaching and Learning Symposium, STFM, AAMC; creation of enduring educational materials
- Publication in medical and general educational journals
- Development of book or book chapter contributions
Increase collaboration across SIU Medicine departments
- Collaborative work with SIU Population Science and Policy, other SIU Medicine clinical specialties and SIU Medical Education
Increase collaboration with external organizations and institutions
- Collaborative work through STFM, AAFP, NAPCRG, IAFP, other clinical and educational institutions
- Leverage CAFM’s CERA network
Increase local and external funding for research
- SIU Family and Community Medicine Research Seed Grant, SIU Medicine Research Seed Grants, local, private and federal granting agencies
- Departmental assistance with project development, grant applications and project organization
Build upon and expand Departmental strengths into areas of excellence both within and outside of the University.
- Highlight and leverage expertise in areas including but not limited to:
- Technology in medicine
- Opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery management
- Musculoskeletal and sports medicine
- Osteopathic resident education
- Interdisciplinary team learning
- Trauma-informed approaches
- Community health workers
Increase Departmental Leadership locally, nationally and internationally
- SIU Medicine leadership roles
- IAFP leadership, committee membership and leadership
- STFM, AAFP, NAPCRG, AAMC, other organization leadership and participation