(These awards will resume when the NAPCRG Annual Meeting is in person.)
Purpose: The Distinguished Trainee Research Awards are intended to promote and acknowledge outstanding completed primary care research conducted by trainees.
Eligibility Criteria: Undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows submitting an abstract as the primary (first) author are eligible to receive a trainee award. Only abstracts submitted as completed research projects will be considered for a trainee award.
Evaluation Process:All trainee abstracts submitted as completed research projects during the spring and summer submission period will be evaluated through NAPCRG’s established peer-review process. The top six scoring abstracts will be considered for a trainee award.
The Awards Sub-Committee Chair will contact each trainee, via electronic mail, to inform them that their work is being considered for a Trainee Award. The trainee will be required to confirm that the submitted abstract represents their work.
Selected trainees will be invited to present their work at a special Trainee Designated Oral Presentation session to be held during the NAPCRG Annual Meeting. Members of the Awards Sub-Committee will evaluate presentations to collectively identify award recipients.
Awards will be given to recognize the top three research projects by trainees. The Dr. Barbara Starfield Award will be awarded for the best completed research project by a trainee. All Distinguished Trainee Award winners will be recognized during the Annual Meeting.
First Place (Starfield Award)
Cash prize ($250)
Cash prize ($100)
Cash prize ($50)
The other trainees will receive an Honorable Mention designation and certificate.
If you have questions about the Distinguished Trainee Research Awards, contact Julie, via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Recipients of Distinguished Trainee Research Awards
2019 Distinguished Trainee Research Awards Recipients
Dr. Barbara Starfield Award Successes and Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers Alison Huffstetler, MD
2nd Place Relationship Between Experiencing Childhood Abuse and Developing Complex Multimorbidity in Later Life Marianne McCallum, BMed, MBChB MRCGP
3rd Place A Systematic Review on the Instruments Used for Measuring the Level of Multimorbidity Eng Sing Lee, MBChB
2018 Distinguished Trainee Research Awards Recipients
Dr. Barbara Starfield Award Associations Between Multimorbidity, All-Cause Mortality and Glycaemic Outcomes in People With Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review Jason Chiang
2nd Place Delivering Quality Care to Refugees Within the Clinical Encounter: Primary Care Team Members' Perceptions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Gabrielle Waclawik, BSC
3rd Place The Social Media CAGE: A Rapid Assessment of Problematic Social Media Use Among Youth Kristin Pacl, MD
2017 Distinguished Trainee Research Awards Recipients
Dr. Barbara Starfield Award Improving Risk Factor Management for Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Interventions in Primary Care and Community Settings Mark Murphy, MB BCh, BAO, MRCP, MICGP
2nd Place An Analysis of Media Reports on Primary Care Out of Hours Service Hamish Foster, BSc Hons, MBBS, MRCSE
3rd Place Patterns of Multimorbidity, Polypharmacy and Risks of Adverse Drug Reactions in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of UK Biobank Participants Peter Hanlon, MBChB, MSc
2016 Distinguished Trainee Research Awards Recipients
Dr. Barbara Starfield Award Deprescribing Preventive Cardiovascular Medication in Patients With Low Cardiovascular Disease Risk in General Practice – The ECSTATIC Trial: A Cluster Randomized, Noninferiority Clare Luymes, MD, Leiden University Medical Center
2nd Place Perspectives on Monitoring Youth With Ongoing Mental Health Problems in Primary Health Care: Family Physicians Are “Out of the Loop” Kyleigh Schraeder, MSc, Western University
3rd Place Why Do Female GPs Earn Less Than Their Male Colleagues? Christopher Harrison, Bpsych, MSocH, University of Sydney
2015 Distinguished Trainee Research Awards Recipients
Dr. Barbara Starfield AwardWhat is the effect of peer support interventions on glycemic control? – A systematic review and meta-analysisSonal Patil, MD, University of Missouri
2nd Place The Protective Effect of a High Sense of Coherence and Its Relation to Multimorbidity in Patients Aged 80 Years and Older: A Prospective Cohort Study Pauline Boeckxstaens, MD, PhD, Community Health Centre of Ghent, Belgium
3rd Place Conducting Health Insurance Surveillance with Electronic Health Records Brigit Hatch, MD, MPH, Oregon Health Science University
2014 Distinguished Trainee Research Awards Recipients
Dr. Barbara Starfield Award Osteoporosis Screening in Primary Care: Identifying Targets to Maximize Appropriate UtilizationAnna Lee DeSista Amarnath, MD, MPH
2nd Place Markers of Atherosclerosis in Relation to Presence and Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis: The Rotterham Study Theun Hoeven, MD, MSc
3rd Place Specialty Disrespect at an Academic Medical Center: Student Perspectives Lauren Hughes, MD, MPH
2013 Distinguished Trainee Research Awards Recipients
Dr. Barbara Starfield AwardDevelopment of Quality Indicators for Children in Primary Care: A Consensus Study of General PractitionersPeter Gill, University of Oxford
2nd Place Should Community-based Primary Care Physicians Provide Hospital Care? Assessing Inpatient Volumes by Managing Generalists and Outcomes of Care in Ontario Hospitals Heather White, University of Toronto
3rd Place Excess Obesity Associated with Childbearing in Teenage Years Tammy Chang, University of Michigan
2012 Distinguished Trainee Research Awards Recipients
Dr. Barbara Starfield AwardStuart Cowburn, MS
2nd Place Amy Gadoud, MBChB
3rd Place Elizabeth Muggah, MD, CCFP, MPH
Works-in-Progress Posters Awards Erica Brode, MPH Sanam Zahedi Jennifer Rossen