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The Research Committee’s mission is to foster the career development of generalist researchers throughout mentorship, recognition of excellence, networking, and skills development. Successful and productive generalist researchers are essential for ensuring the highest quality of care and better health for all.

Research Committee Initiatives 2022-2023

  1. VA Partnered Research Curriculum-SGIM is offering a curriculum for VA Researchers to learn how best to partner with healthcare teams and systems. One of the key intersection points for both VA and SGIM is to enhance the delivery of high-value healthcare to patient populations by supporting high quality investigators and research.
  2. Research Annual Meeting Programming-To support the training and skillsets of generalist researchers and sustain their interest and participation in the Annual Meeting, it is essential to provide stimulating, high-yield workshops and symposiums. The program committee has also asked the Research Committee to deliver its annual Update in Research Methods at the Annual Meeting. We will also incorporate new research needs and opportunities in the setting of COVID-19 and healthcare disparities.
  3. General Internal Medicine Fellowship Experience and Outcomes Survey-Little is known about the experience and outcomes of general internal medicine fellows. A survey and dissemination of findings would help current and future fellows and program directors to understand the needs and gaps in current GIM fellowship training to support the pipeline of successful generalist researchers.
  4. Anti-Racism Toolkit for Researchers

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.


John Mafi, MD, MPH 
Chair, Research Committee
University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
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Kira Ryskina, MD, MSHP
Co-chair, Research Committee
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Arleen Brown, MD, PhD
Council Liaison

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
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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.