Pediatric Resident Burnout –Resilience Study Consortium (PRB-RSC) and the American Federation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), proposes to addressthe HRSA Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program (HRSA-22-109)with the novel Sustaining and Training for Resilience, Engagement and Meaning [STREAM]program. STREAM is designed to meet all five stated objectives and result at the end of thefunding period in a sustainable cost-effective program, based on solid evidence, that provideseffective mental health and resilience training and service to healthcare professionals.Physicians and residents in training are a high-risk group for suicide, burnout and associatemental health issues including Substance Use Disorders. They tend to work in isolationcompared to other health care workers and this may be exacerbated for those working in ruraland medically underserved areas. Minority physicians face additional stress and burnout risks. STREAM focuses on paired pediatric physician faculty and resident programs with focus onBIPOC physicians and those serving in rural and medically underserved areas.The AFSP Interactive Screening Program (ISP) is a unique evidence-based intervention whichwill be offered at no cost at all sites. The STREAM leadership group are nationally recognizedpediatricians and a psychiatrist who are in experts in their areas and have relationships withstakeholder groups which will help STREAM successfully complete all its goals and objectives.
Project Goal 1 includes creating and developing the STREAM curriculum (synchronous virtualpresentations and complementary online modules) in 2022 for pediatric physicians and residentsto facilitate equitable/inclusive development and addressing four professional domains: Attending to Our Mental Health; Professional Resilience; Engagement; Joy and Meaning inWork, and implementing the AFSP Mental Health screening program (ISP) at each site.Each domain will have 2 one hour training sessions in addition to optional virtual asynchronous activities.
Project Goal 2 scales STREAM program implementation (including ISP) to reach a total of 25 member institutions of the PRB-RSC by December 2024 including a focus on addressing thedisproportionate burden of burnout, suicide, mental health conditions and substance usedisorders among professionals in rural and medically underserved communities with over 100facilitators trained to be able to deliver this curriculum by end of 2024 reaching 2,460 trainees.
Project Goal 3 is to provide a generalizable version of the effective materials and methods of STREAM to physicians and residents across all disciplines through a web-based portal andpartnerships in 2024. A subscription-based membership model, based on effectiveness of themethods, will promote continuation of this training program after the funding period ends.
Alan Schwartz, PhD
Head of the Department of Medical Education, and Research Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois
Alan Schwartz, PhD, serves as program evaluator for STREAM. He is the Michael Reese Endowed Professor of Medical Education and Interim Head of the Department of Medical Education, and Research Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as the Director of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (APPD LEARN).
Dr. Christine Yu Moutier
Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Dr. Christine Yu Moutier, Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, knows the impact of suicide firsthand. After losing colleagues to suicide, she dedicated herself to fighting this leading cause of death. Dr. Moutier has served as UCSD professor of psychiatry, dean in the medical school, medical director of the VA Psychiatric Unit, and has been clinically active with diverse patient populations, such as veterans, Asian refugee populations, as well as physicians and academic leaders with mental health conditions. She has presented at the White House, testified before the U.S. Congress, and has appeared as an expert in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine, The Economist, The Atlantic, the BBC, and CNN.
Janet R. Serwint, MD
Professor Emerita of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Janet R. Serwint, MD is co-collaborator for the STREAM modules on mental health and served as the chair of the working group to create the AAP Resilience in the Face of Grief and Loss Curriculum. She is Professor Emerita of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and previously served as the pediatric residency program director and Vice Chair of Pediatric Education. Dr. Serwint continues as Associate Editor of the AAP journal Pediatrics in Review, In Brief and as the Co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins Academy Mentoring/Advising/ Coaching Subcommittee.
Dr. Jenny Reese, MD
Section Head of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Dr. Jenny Reese, MD is the Children’s Hospital Colorado site lead for the STREAM (Sustaining and Training for Resilience, Engagement, and Meaning) Program and a Co-Investigator of the HRSA STREAM grant. She is the Section Head of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and also services as Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Well-being and Resilience for Department of Pediatrics and the Medical Director of Provider Well-being for Children’s Hospital Colorado.
John D Mahan, MD
Project Director of the STREAM
Joy Howell, MD
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Student Life , Vice Chair for Diversity in Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine
Joy Howell, M.D., is a diversity advisor/consultant for the STREAM project. She is the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Student Life , Vice Chair for Diversity in Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell
Medicine and a practicing pediatric intensivist at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. She formerly served as PCCM Fellowship Program Director from 2005-2020.
Mollie Grow, MD MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and general pediatrician in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Washington
Mollie Grow MD MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and general pediatrician in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Washington. Dr. Grow is an Associate Program Director with the UW Pediatrics Residency Program. She is co-lead of the STREAM Seattle site and the Joy and Meaning pillar. Dr. Grow’s scholarship focuses on two areas: medical education research to support pediatric trainees and collaborative programs that promote child wellness and decrease child health disparities.
Richard Shugerman, MD
Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine
Richard Shugerman MD, is a co-PI of the STREAM (Sustaining and Training for Resilience, Engagement, and Meaning) HRSA grant. He is Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. He practices pediatric emergency medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is a facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal through which he leads local retreats for residents and faculty in Seattle and nationally for the ACGME.
Suzanne Reed, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University
Suzanne Reed, MD is a co-investigator and session facilitator for the STREAM (Sustaining and Training for Resilience, Engagement, and Meaning) Program. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) and Ohio State University. She is the site PI for NCH in the Pediatric Resident Burnout-Resilience Study Consortium. She is a practicing pediatric oncologist at NCH.
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