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Ilene B. Harris Legacy Research Fund

The Ilene B. Harris Legacy Research fund is a $1 million gift of Professor Morton Harris in honor of Ilene Harris, Professor and former Head of the UIC Department of Medical Education. Through this program, the Department continues to recognize and advance Ilene Harris’s commitments to the development of leadership and scholarship in the field of health professions education.

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The goal of the fund is to further the mission of the Department by supporting health professions education research projects that address important problems or questions in health professions in ways that advance innovation and/or methodological approaches.


Investigators in the field of Medical / Health Professions Education are invited to submit applications during the fund’s annual cycle. Proposals from medical education scholars employed at any non-profit institution of higher education are welcome. Projects are limited to 1 year and $40,000.

Letters of intent are due by October 15 of each year. Full proposals are invited based on letters of intent.

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  • 2023

    To be announced

  • 2022

    Validity Evidence for ENTRUST, an Innovative Assessment Platform for Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in Graduate Medical Education – Dana Lin and Cara Liebert, Stanford University