Grant in Aid

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Supporting resident research initiatives

The Graduate Medical Education and Research Committee at the Prisma Health Midlands Foundation recognizes the importance of resident involvement in research and quality improvement activities as part of a comprehensive graduate medical education experience.

Our Grant in Aid award for resident research supports 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 Policy and Education, at or 803-434-6365.

Call for proposals

View our 2020 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. 

Progress Report Template

2019 Grant in Aid awardees

Congratulations to the following 2019 award recipients:

  • Jeannette Bouchard, PharmD, Pharmacy – Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Beta-lactam antibiotics in Critically Ill Patients: A Pilot Study.
  • Carlysle Crowder, PharmD, Pharmacy – An evaluation of weight change associated with switching from TDF to TAF in persons living with HIV.
  • Logan Huff, MD, Orthopedic Surgery – Cadaveric Meniscal Root Reconstruction Using Gracilis Autograft: A biomechanical study.
  • Ashley Huggett, DO, Infectious Diseases – Evaluation of HIV Testing and Patterns in the Emergency Room.
  • Andrew Morrow, MD, Family Medicine – LINCT (Linking Newly-diagnosed Chronic Hepatitis C Cases to Treatment).
  • Matthew Varner, DO, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine – Evaluate the percent of magnesium repletion excreted by the kidneys during repletion in hypomagnesemic patients.

Related links

Prisma Health–Midlands Institutional Review Board information
Prisma Health–Midlands required human subjects protections training
Prisma Health–Midlands Institutional Review Board submission system
University of South Carolina, Research and Graduate Education, Animal Resource Facilities