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Research Mentoring


CERS can provide mentoring for planning an educational research or scholarship project, writing a protocol, submitting for approval by COMIRB, writing a grant proposal, and many aspects of implementing a project. You can request a mentor by completing the form “Requesting Help.”

Current mentors for educational research and scholarship include:

Dan Nicklas, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Interim Co-Director, Center for Education Research and Scholarship
Director of Primary Care Education, Pediatric Residency
Medical Director for the Pediatric Call Center, Children's Hospital Colorado
EPAC (Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum) Preceptor

Dr. Nicklas can offer mentoring in the following areas: 

  • Curriculum development and implementation
  • Publishing in MedEdPortal
  • Online Education
  • Strategies for assessment and evaluation (meaningful outcomes)
  • Right Care (reflection about the practice of medicine)
  • Primary care education

Meghan Treitz, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics – General Pediatrics
Interim Co-Director, Center for Education Research and Scholarship
Director of the Pediatric Resident Advocacy Rotation
Assistant Clerkship Director for Infant, Child and Adolescent Care (Pediatric Clerkship)
EPAC (Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum) Preceptor

Dr. Treitz can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Curriculum development, including curriculum design, implementation, assessment and evaluation
  • Reflective practices, including reflective writing
  • Digital storytelling
  • Technology in medical education
  • e-learning and online education
  • Advocacy education
  • Active teaching/learning strategies
  • Faculty development

Megan Curran, MD

Visiting Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Rheumatology
Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship

Participates in Subspecialty Pediatric Investigators' Network (SPIN) and Council on Pediatric Subspecialties (COPS)

Dr. Curran can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Developing teaching materials
  • Learner assessment (including Entrustable Professional Activities and Milestones)
  • Referral and consultation
  • Large datasets
  • National collaborations

Doug Jones, MD

Professor of Pediatrics - Neonatology

Dr. Jones can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Learner assessment (Entrustable Professional Activities)
  • Gathering validity evidence for assessment tools

Paritosh Kaul, MD

Professor of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
Co-Director, Culture, Health, Equity and Society Thread, School of Medicine
Assistant Director, Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC)

Dr. Kaul can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Adolescent Medicine Curriculum
  • Curriculum Development (creating goals and objectives, evaluating outcomes)
  • Creating poster presentations
  • Planning workshops

Tai Lockspeiser, MD, MHPE

Associate Professor of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Director of Electives, School of Medicine
Co-Director, Pediatric Residency Career Focused Experiences
Medical Director, Child Health Associate Physician Assistant Program 

Dr. Lockspeiser can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Learner assessment
  • Gathering validity evidence for assessment tools
  • Individual learning goals
  • Basic quantitative analysis
  • Basic qualitative analysis

Laura Lockwood, MD

Instructor and Fellow, Pediatrics - Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Co-Director, Pediatric Residency Career Focused Experiences

Dr. Lockwood can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Curriculum development
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Cross-cover curriculum
  • Individualized curriculum

Kim O'Hara, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Director of Education, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship  

Dr. O'Hara can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Curriculum development (needs assessment, curriculum design, developing online learning modules, implementation, evaluation)
  • Basics of qualitative research design (including linking with additional mentors and resources)

Tom Parker, MD

Professor of Pediatrics - Neonatology
Director, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Parker can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Survey methods (designing a survey, finding resources for data analysis)
  • Development and implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)

Steve Poole, MD

Professor of Pediatrics - Community Pediatrics

Dr. Poole can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Pediatric diagnosis using physical exam and history
  • Coaching residents during outpatient visits
  • Alternative payment models

Adam Rosenberg, MD

Professor of Pediatrics - Neonatology
Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Dr. Rosenberg can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Developing curriculum for residents
  • Resident assessment

Barry Seltz, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Dr. Seltz can offer mentoring in the following areas:

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Writing abstracts
  • Planning workshops

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