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Grant in Aid award for resident research

The Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Research Committee through the Palmetto Health Foundation recognizes the importance of resident involvement in research and quality improvement activities as part of a comprehensive graduate medical education experience. It therefore wishes to support meritorious, resident-initiated research and quality improvement projects.


General questions about proposals and/or the review process should be addressed to Rebecca Marigliano, PhD, Director of Research, at or 803-434-6365.

Call for proposals

View our 2018 call for proposals (PDF)

Proposal processes

Progress reports

Due every six months following the award (approximately in May and November). Reports should present the progress of the research and compare milestones achieved versus those planned in the original submission. Requests for extensions, project modifications, and changes in the use of the funding should be addressed in the progress report. These progress reports will be distributed to the Board of the Foundation and to the applicable Program Director for review.

Progress Report Template

2016 Grant in Aid awardees

  • Keisha Bonhomme, MD, Endocrinology - Immunomodulatory effects of biomaterial scaffolds on gene expression in adipocytes
  • Rachel Foster, PharmD, Pharmacy - Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Thrice-Weekly Ertapenem Dosing in Hemodialysis Patients
  • William Horst Gazzola, DO, General Surgery - Melt Blown Poly (lactic acid) for Use as a Cutaneous Tissue Engineering Scaffold

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