Building Research Capacity Program

BRC is a joint initiative between ADFM and NAPCRG in cooperation with STFM.

 

Research and scholarship are intrinsic to the discipline of Family Medicine.

All family medicine departments and residency programs seek to build and sustain research and scholarship capacity appropriate to their own goals and situation—their own ways to contribute to the scientific advancement of practice and the field.

In common to all this is building a culture of curiosity and inquiry that leads to publishable work that is feasible and gratifying to clinicians, educators and researchers.

That’s where BRC comes in. 

BRC provides opportunities for all departments and residency programs (and the individuals within them) to engage family medicine leaders, researchers and each other.  Mutually beneficial interactions under the BRC umbrella build research capacity along with the actual accomplishment of published and presented research and scholarship.

BRC offers:

BRC learning workshops at national family medicine meetings, including NAPCRG, ADFM, STFM, AFMRD, or others. Learn core curricula, meet others with common interests, find resources you may be able to tap into.

Curricular examples: Build a culture of inquiry—for everyone, not only researchers; find the time and money; harmonize research with clinical and operational priorities; make leader decisions to build research and scholarship that fits your goals and situation.

A BRC consultation service for departments or programs to enhance scholarly activity, whether evaluation and improvement of educational and clinical programs or capacity to compete for external grant funding.

Exploratory discussions are at no charge and contracted consultations are tailored to client goals. Might be on-site in person with a BRC consultant and phone follow up or purely a longitudinal phone-based consultation.

A BRC fellowship to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, mentorship and peer support to develop and implement a strategic plan for research capacity building within their own departments, programs or institutions.

Fellows develop and apply a strategic plan in their own institution during the Fellowship year, which begins and ends at the NAPCRG Annual Meeting. Includes working with with a designated mentor and networking with BRC consultants, other Fellows and other NACPRG meeting attendees.

For more details follow this link.

 

Underlying all BRC offerings:

BRC Assessment and evaluation: Timely evaluation of BRC consultations, conference presentations, Fellowship. Core questions supplemented with others tailored to individual events.

Whole BRC evaluation builds from those results for potential publication.

Common curricular core: Resources and intellectual framework is built up across all BRC modalities.

Volunteer members contributing to BRC are many:

BRC Steering Committee

Peter H. Seidenberg, MD, MOL, FAAFP, FACSM, RMSK  (Chair)
CJ Peek, PhD
David Schneider, MD, MSPH
Dean Seehusen, MD, MPH
Frank deGruy, MD
Irfan Asif, MD
Jessie Pettit, MD, IBCLC
Lee Green, MD, MPH
Lynn Meadows, PhD
Navkiran Shokar MA MD, MPH (Vice Chair)
Stephen Stacey, DO
Tony Kuzel, MD, MHPE
Amanda Weidner, MPH (ADFM Executive Director)
Julie Sutter, MPA, MS, CAE (NAPCRG Executive Director)

 

BRC Assessment & Evaluation Workgroup

The BRC A&E workgroup helps evaluate the curricular and programmatic offerings of the BRC initiative, including workshops, consultations, and the fellowship. They will also think longitudinally about the evaluation of the initiative as a whole to see what impact it has had on scholarship and research across family medicine and will help work on efforts to disseminate these findings.

Lynn Meadows, PhD (Co-Chair)
Peter H. Seidenberg, MD, MOL, FAAFP, FACSM, RMSK (Co-Chair)
Bernard Ewigman, MD, MSPH, FAAFP
CJ Peek, PhD
Tony Kuzel, MD, MHPE

 

BRC Consultation Workgroup

Participate in the BRC consultation service for departments/residency programs to enhance scholarly activity, tailored to their goals. These consultations may be virtual or in-person and may be brief or longitudinal depending on the needs of the consultee. Foci of consultations often include evaluation and improvement of educational and clinical programs as related to research or capacity to compete for external grant funding. Members of the Consultation Workgroup provide exploratory discussions (1 hr) at no charge but may receive honoraria for contracted consultations.

CJ Peek, PhD (Co-Chair)
Tony Kuzel, MD, MHPE (Co-Chair)
Bernard Ewigman, MD, MSPH, FAAFP
Lynn Meadows, PhD


BRC Curriculum Workgroup

The Curriculum workgroupSupport the development and presentation of BRC learning workshops at national family medicine meetings, including NAPCRG, ADFM, STFM, AFMRD, and others. Workshop topics are based on audience and group interest and tend to build on previous workshops. Examples of topics include: building a culture of inquiry—for everyone, not only researchers; finding the time and money for scholarship and research; harmonizing research with clinical and operational priorities; decision-making for leadership around building research and scholarship that fit your goals and situation.

David Schneider, MD, MSPH (Co-Chair)
Dean Seehusen, MD, MPH (Co-Chair)
Bernard Ewigman, MD, MSPH, FAAFP
CJ Peek, PhD
Donald (Don) Nease, MD
Hazel Tapp, PhD
Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH
Lynn Meadows, PhD
Michael Hosokawa, EdD
Navkiran Shokar, MD, MA, MPH
Paul Crawford, MD, FAAFP
Richard Young, MD
Sandra Burge, PhD


BRC Fellowship

Serve as faculty or an advisor to fellows in the BRC fellowship, which is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, mentorship, and peer support to develop and implement a strategic plan for research capacity building within their own departments, programs, or institutions.

Peter H. Seidenberg, MD, MOL, FAAFP, FACSM, RMSK (Co-Director)
Stephen Stacey, DO (Co-Director)
Bernard Ewigman, MD, MSPH, FAAFP
CJ Peek, PhD
Lynn Meadows, PhD


Staff Resource: Jessie Raquel Vera, ADFM Program & Communication Coordinator [Jvera@adfm.org]