Clinician Leadership Grants

The School of Medicine offers many faculty development opportunities to support clinicians in their professional growth and career advancement. A subcommittee of the Clinician Engagement Committee has created a larger-scale and more systematic process for clinician leadership training at OHSU. Where needed, candidates may apply to the committee for funding to cover course registration or tuition appropriate to their development pathway. Sign-up to be notified about future clinician grant opportunities.

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The subcommittee evaluates proposals on the applicant's plan for professional development and potential to advance core competencies of OHSU clinician leaders. These include seeking solutions, collaborating, using emotional intelligence, inclusion, and teamwork.

Maximum of one $5000 grant per candidate each academic year.

Candidates may apply, or be referred, for grants to help fund courses for their development pathway. The grant can be used toward the cost of tuition and/or registration. Department chair approval necessary prior to application.

For ideas on courses, seminars, workshops, and other opportunities that may be grant eligible, you can refer to the Clinician Engagement Leadership Training Opportunities grid.

Clinician grants have been postponed.

Clinician Leadership Grants

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For more information, contact facdev@ohsu.edu

Nathan R. Selden M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Nathan Selden

The Clinician Engagement Committee is led by Nate Selden, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, and Cort Garrison, M.D., M.B.A., chief health information officer, OHSU Healthcare.

 Cort Garrison, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Cort Garrison

The committee selects grantees in this program. The leadership grants are one of two initiatives aimed at increasing clinician engagement and well-being, with the potential to benefit clinicians and care teams across the institution.

Committee Members

Signe Bishop, M.A. 

Mike Bonazzola, M.D., F.A.C.P. 

Nels Carlson, M.D. 

Jennifer DeVoe, M.D. 

Derick Du Vivier, M.D., M.B.A. 

Joni Elsenpeter 

Leslie Kahl, M.D. 

Steve Kinder, M.P.A. 

Niki Steckler, Ph.D. 

Constance Tucker, Ph.D., M.A. 

Jessica Walter, M.A. 

Atif Zaman, M.D., M.P.H. 

Joseph Ahn M.D., M.S., M.B.A., professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Director of Clinical Hepatology and section chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Using the grant funding for: Northwest Healthcare Leadership Institute

Erin Burns M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Associate Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Using the grant funding for: Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute mini ATP course

James B Clements M.D., assistant professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Director of Faculty Wellness in the Division of Hospital Medicine

Using the grant funding for: Leon Hess Management Training and Leadership Institute

Abigail Khan M.D., assistant professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Medical Director of the adult non-invasive cardiac services laboratory and  co-director of the Maternal Cardiac Program. 

Using the grant funding for: Harvard Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers

Melissa Novak D.O., assistant professor of family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

Melissa Novak D.O.

Leadership role: Associate Sports Medicine Fellowship director 

Using the grant funding for: Relational Leadership Institute 2019

Bruin Rugge M.D.; Jessica Flynn, M.D.; and Daisuke Yamashita, M.D., family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

Using the grant funding for: Team leadership training and development in the areas of communication, delegation, project management, team effectiveness, and creating a safe psychological space for all.

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Bruin Rugge, M.D.

Leadership role: Associate Professor and Clinical Vice Chair for Family Medicine and Medical Director of Clinical Integration 

Jessica Flynn M.D.

Jessica Flynn, M.D. 

Leadership role: Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Inpatient care and quality

Daisuke Yamashita M.D.

Daisuke Yamashita, M.D.

Leadership role: Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Outpatient care and quality

Casey Seideman M.D., assistant professor of urology, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Resident education lead for pediatric urology, Pediatric Urology Grand Rounds activity chair

Using the grant funding for: Harvard Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare Course

Asha Singh M.D., assistant professor of neurology, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Medical Director, Sleep Disorders Program

Using the grant funding for: AAMC leadership Seminar

Jane Sproul M.S., L.P.C., Instructor of psychiatry, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Clinical Director of the Intercultural Psychiatric Program

Using the grant funding for: University of British Columbia Extended Learning Online Course

Joseph Ahn M.D., M.S., M.B.A., professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Director of Clinical Hepatology and section chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Using the grant funding for: Northwest Healthcare Leadership Institute

Erin Burns M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Associate Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Using the grant funding for: Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute mini ATP course

James B Clements M.D., assistant professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Director of Faculty Wellness in the Division of Hospital Medicine

Using the grant funding for: Leon Hess Management Training and Leadership Institute

Abigail Khan M.D., assistant professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Medical Director of the adult non-invasive cardiac services laboratory and  co-director of the Maternal Cardiac Program. 

Using the grant funding for: Harvard Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers

Melissa Novak D.O., assistant professor of family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

Melissa Novak D.O.

Leadership role: Associate Sports Medicine Fellowship director 

Using the grant funding for: Relational Leadership Institute 2019

Bruin Rugge M.D.; Jessica Flynn, M.D.; and Daisuke Yamashita, M.D., family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

Using the grant funding for: Team leadership training and development in the areas of communication, delegation, project management, team effectiveness, and creating a safe psychological space for all.

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Bruin Rugge, M.D.

Leadership role: Associate Professor and Clinical Vice Chair for Family Medicine and Medical Director of Clinical Integration 

Jessica Flynn M.D.

Jessica Flynn, M.D. 

Leadership role: Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Inpatient care and quality

Daisuke Yamashita M.D.

Daisuke Yamashita, M.D.

Leadership role: Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Outpatient care and quality

Casey Seideman M.D., assistant professor of urology, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Resident education lead for pediatric urology, Pediatric Urology Grand Rounds activity chair

Using the grant funding for: Harvard Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare Course

Asha Singh M.D., assistant professor of neurology, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Medical Director, Sleep Disorders Program

Using the grant funding for: AAMC leadership Seminar

Jane Sproul M.S., L.P.C., Instructor of psychiatry, OHSU School of Medicine

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Leadership role: Clinical Director of the Intercultural Psychiatric Program

Using the grant funding for: University of British Columbia Extended Learning Online Course

Stephanie Dukhovny, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, OHSU School of Medicine

Stephanie Dukhovny, M.D.

Leadership role: Director of wellness in the Division of Perinatology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine.

Using the grant funding for: The AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar.

Goals: Further develop a leadership role in resident teaching and wellness/burnout, and take more leadership roles within the Fetal Therapy Clinic setting.

Megan Furnari, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine

Megan Furnari, M.D., M.S.

Leadership role: Director of medical student wellness and leadership development.

Using the grant funding for: Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program in Women’s Leadership.

Goals: Continue to improve leadership education for all medical students; continue to raise up young women leaders in the OHSU School of Medicine through the Women’s Leadership Development Program; participate in and build teams that can address burnout.

Avital O’Glasser, M.D., associate professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

Avital O’Glasser, M.D.

Leadership role: Recently became medical director of the Pre-operative Medicine Clinic, after serving for six years as assistant medical director and three months as interim medical director. Dr. O’Glasser is also assistant program director for scholarship and social media in the OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Using the grant funding for: The American College of Physicians’ Certificate in Physician Leadership Program.

Goals: Build a culture and climate of professional satisfaction in the PMC clinic where providers feel their work matters and adds value, plus work with the many external stakeholders, including colleagues in anesthesia and surgery, to improve patient care and systems-based practice at OHSU.

Mandy VanSandt, D.O., assistant professor of pathology, OHSU School of Medicine

Mandy VanSandt, D.O.

Leadership role: Director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Laboratory, and director of the medical student pathologic elective course.

Using the grant funding for: The College of American Pathology’s Laboratory Medical Director Advanced Practical Pathology Program.

Goals: Develop leadership skills to contribute to growth and development within the laboratory at OHSU and prepare for expanding roles over the next five years.