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The Research arm of SGIM is comprised of the Research Committee and various other task forces and work groups that help develop new material geared toward research goals in the field of general internal medicine.

The Research Committee identifies and responds to the needs of investigators at all levels of their careers by: improving forums for investigators to present their work; stimulating young investigators, recognizing their work, and promoting them within SGIM; increasing senior investigators' involvement in the Society; disseminating and encouraging implementation of policy statement on promotions and tenure for investigators; developing and implementing mentorship programs; informing members about research funding and training opportunities; and collaborating with the Health Policy Committee on AHRQ and VA issues. 

2020-2021 Research Committee Initiatives:

  1. Maintain and promote the SGIM Dataset Compendium as a valuable tool for researchers to identify and explore publicly-available research datasets.
  2. Showcase and promote funding opportunities including the SGIM Funding Website and revitalization of the “Funding Corner” of the SGIM Forum.
  3. Recognize outstanding researchers through the oversight and selection of SGIM Research Awards and Grants.
  4. JGIM-Research Committee Collaborative 
            • Track number of postcard recommendations to JGIM editors
            • Track number of recommended abstract to publication transition
  5. AHRQ-Sponsored Patient Outcomes Research Dissemination Initiative: Conduct a literature review on best practices for disseminating new research or clinical recommendations to clinicians and collect baseline data on how SGIM members access new research findings and clinical recommendations.
  6. The committee also will explore new options for support of dissemination of research methods and career development in the upcoming year

Additional Research Resources 

Resources provides links to useful research references, such as regarding training programs, funding, research awards, research seminars, Community of Science, and the NIH clinical trials registry.

Dataset Compendium helps researchers identify and explore publicly-available research datasets, especially for health services research, clinical epidemiology, and research on medical education.

Funding Opportunities contains links to federal and other sources of funding.

Awards summarizes SGIM's awards program.


Melissa Wei, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Chair, Research Committee
University of Michigan Medicine
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John Mafi, M.D., M.P.H. 
Co-chair, Research Committee
David Geffen School of Medicine
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Michael Pignone, M.D.
Council Liaison

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

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Interested in joining the Research Committee? 

Please contact Erika Baker, Staff Liaison,  for more information. Also, visit the SGIM Volunteer Center for more volunteer opportunities.