Emy Ozamoto Resident Research Award for Quality Improvement

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Policy: Emy Ozamoto Resident Research Award for Quality Improvement
Policy Nr: Sec 08
Target Review Date: 2019-09-12
Main Stakeholder: Managing Director


Mrs. Emy Ozamoto was the first Clinical Education Coordinator for the Department of Internal Medicine – a position she developed and held for nearly 25 years. In 2014 the Ozamoto family, as well as Emy’s friends and colleagues from Internal Medicine, established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in recognition of her education to the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The purpose of the award is to encourage resident research in quality improvement initiatives, which will lead to enhanced patient outcomes.

Criteria for Evaluation

Each year, beginning in 2015-2016, to a student who:

  1. was enrolled full-time, in good standing, in the Postgraduate Medical Education Program in the Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, in the year in which the prize was tenable;
  2. has presented the best quality improvement project focused on improving patient outcomes and service delivery at the annual department Resident Research Day.

Research projects (podium or poster presentations) will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Abstract – 20 points
  • Presentation – 50 points
  • Knowledge base and preparation – 20 points
  • Independence – 10 points

The Award

The available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one prize, however if warranted, and at the discretion of the selection committee, the award may be divided equally between two worthy recipients.

In the event that no residents have submitted quality improvement projects in any given year, the award will not be offered and the annual income for that year will remain in the fund.

The award recipient(s) will be announced at the annual Resident Research Dinner and the name(s) of the recipients will be engraved on the Emy Ozamoto Award plaque located in the Department of Internal Medicine on GC4 at the Health Sciences Centre.

The Dean of the Max Rady College of Medicine (or designate) will ask the Resident Research Day panel of judges to act as the selection committee for this award.

The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.

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Recipient Section Year
Dr. Rachel Fainstein General Internal Medicine 2018
Dr. Rachel Fainstein General Internal Medicine 2017
Dr. Joel Scott-Herridge Cardiology 2016







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