The Emory Division of Hospital Medicine is supportive of faculty involvement in scholarly projects. These projects include, but are not limited to: clinical vignette abstracts and posters, workshops at regional and national meetings, quality improvement projects, publications and grant-funded research.

Our faculty members are encouraged to compete for external funding. Many of our faculty receive internal funding from the School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and/or Division of Hospital Medicine.

Internal Grant Funding Opportunities

FAME Grant

  • What is a FAME Grant?
    FAME Grants are an internal funding mechanism offered by the Department of Medicine (DOM) designed to provide support for clinical faculty to dedicate up to 20% of their professional time to scholarly activity, including research, education, quality improvement (QI) projects and mentoring.
  • Who is eligible to apply?
    Applications are restricted to DOM faculty whose salary is 100% funded by clinical sources (Emory Clinic professional billings, Emory Medical Care Foundation professional billings, Grady expense or VA Medical Center clinical funding). Applicants must have an active faculty appointment at the time of submission of the grant.
  • How much funding does the grant offer?
    The grant offers salary support up to 20% of the applicant’s base salary, not to exceed 20% of the 50th percentile of Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) compensation for the faculty member’s rank and specialty.


AME Teaching Innovations Grant

  • Background: The Academy of Medical Educators (AME) was developed in 2011 to identify, recognize and honor master teachers, to develop and implement innovative education tools/programs, and to mentor and train aspiring educators who will act as role models for other faculty.
  • Award Description: The Teaching Innovations Grant Program, initiated in 2013, provides $2500 of support for innovative teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate or faculty level within the Emory University School of Medicine. Grants are open to all Department of Medicine faculty and are available to both individual faculty members and faculty working within a group. Priority will be given to the proposal that most directly impacts education within the department in a sustainable fashion. Funds can be used to support teaching initiatives, including, but not limited to:
    • Developing innovative courses or curricula
    • Developing an education research initiative
    • Implementing innovative teaching methods


SOUP Funds
SOUP stands for “Sharing Organizational and Unit Performance.” This is extra funding for our Division to invest in innovation, research, leadership roles, quality improvement projects, etc. We currently have approximately 20 faculty receiving SOUP funds annually for a variety of different of projects. Project proposals are submitted by faculty and approved by Division Leadership and funding is available on a rolling basis. 

Examples of current innovation or quality improvement projects:
Transitions of Care
Fast track Dialysis
Teaching Ultrasound Guided Procedures
CAUTI Reduction Among Inpatients
RADAR Project (Clinical Documentation Improvement)



The Emory Division of Hospital Medicine investigators have published articles in some of the most reputable pubs in the world.  

View publications from the Emory Division of Hospital Medicine on PubMed.

Burklin Y, Hunt DP. Management of Emotionally Challenging Responses of Hospitalized Patients with Cancer. South Med J. 2018 May;111(5):268-273. doi:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000809. Review.

Kobaidze K, Harrison A, Burklin Y, Patidar V, Riccardi M. AUTOIMMUNE LIMBIC ENCEPHALITIS (CASE REPORTS). Georgian Med News. 2017 May;(266):69-74.

Esbensen KL. What Matters Most When Considering Noninvasive Ventilation for Patients With Do-Not-Intubate or Comfort-Measures-Only Orders? Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug;46(8):1367-1370. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003236. PubMed

Mitchell BL. Sickle Cell Trait and Sudden Death. Sports Med Open. 2018 May 23;4(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s40798-018-0131-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 29796715;

Dancel R, Schnobrich D, Puri N, Franco-Sadud R, Cho J, Grikis L, Lucas BP, El-Barbary M; Society of Hospital Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound Task Force, Soni NJ. Recommendations on the Use of Ultrasound Guidance for Adult Thoracentesis: A Position Statement of the Society of Hospital Medicine. J Hosp Med. 2018 Feb;13(2):126-135. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2940. PubMed PMID: 29377972. Dr. Ketino Kobaidze is part of this task force

Lucas BP, Tierney DM, Jensen TP, Dancel R, Cho J, El-Barbary M, Franco-Sadud R, Soni NJ; Society of Hospital Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound Task Force. Credentialing of Hospitalists in Ultrasound-Guided Bedside Procedures: A Position Statement of the Society of Hospital Medicine. J Hosp Med. 2018 Feb 1;13(2):117-125. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2917. Epub 2018 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 29340341. **Dr. Ketino Kobaidze is part of this task force**

Kobaidze K, Wallace G. Forgotten but Not Gone: Update on Measles Infection for Hospitalists. J Hosp Med. 2017 Jun;12(6):472-476. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2752. Review.

Hatfield KM, Dantes RB, Baggs J, Sapiano MRP, Fiore AE, Jernigan JA, Epstein L. Assessing Variability in Hospital-Level Mortality Among U.S. Medicare Beneficiaries With Hospitalizations for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul 17. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000003324. 

Dantes RB, Epstein L. Combatting Sepsis: A Public Health Perspective. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 May 29. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy342. 

Dantes RB, Zheng S, Lu JJ, Beckman MG, Krishnaswamy A, Richardson LC, Chernetsky-Tejedor S, Wang F. Improved Identification of Venous Thromboembolism From Electronic Medical Records Using a Novel Information Extraction Software Platform. Med Care. 2018 Sep;56(9):e54-e60.

Rhee C, Dantes R, Epstein L, Murphy DJ, Seymour CW, Iwashyna TJ, Kadri SS, Angus DC, Danner RL, Fiore AE, Jernigan JA, Martin GS, Septimus E, Warren DK, Karcz A, Chan C, Menchaca JT, Wang R, Gruber S, Klompas M; CDC Prevention Epicenter Program. Incidence and Trends of Sepsis in US Hospitals Using Clinical vs Claims Data, 2009-2014. JAMA. 2017 Oct 3;318(13):1241-1249.

Akbashev MY, Pittman JR, Dressler DD. Efficiently finding and using evidence to guide clinical practice and improve care. JAAPA. 2017 Nov;30(11):31-38.

Agrawal A, Stein C, Hunt D, Rodriguez M, Willett LL, Estrada C. Exercises in Clinical Reasoning: Take a Time-Out and Reflect. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Mar;33(3):388-392. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4261-1. Epub 2018 Jan 4.

Adams TN, Bonsall J, Hunt D, Puig A, Richards JB, Yu L, McSparron JI, Shah N, Weissler J, Miloslavsky EM. Hospitalist Perspective of Interactions with Medicine Subspecialty Consult Services. J Hosp Med. 2018 May 1;13(5):318-323.