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Professional Advancement for Clinician Educators and Scholars (PACES)

Why do faculty choose to practice at IU School of Medicine? For many, it is commitment to teaching the next generation of physicians. For others, it is the calling to improve medical care through innovation, quality improvement and research. PACES provides guidance and resources for faculty who seek further development as skilled educators, innovators, and leaders in medicine.

PACES Grant Application - Fall 2022

  • Abstract Writing Workshops
    Do you have a clinical vignette, quality improvement project, education curriculum or any other scholarship that you have been working on? Have you thought about presenting it as an abstract at a regional or national meeting? Don’t know where to start or what to do? Your PACES team is here to help!  
  • Narrative Medicine Writing Workshops
    The PACES Program is excited to offer Narrative Medicine Writing Workshops, geared toward helping faculty explore and develop their narrative writing skills. Narrative Medicine allows clinicians to strengthen their practice through self-awareness and exploration. By telling our stories and those of our patients, we hope to create a deeper understanding of our experiences and become better physicians.
  • PACES Grants
    PACES Grants, sponsored by the Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, are intended to advance scholarship for clinical faculty within the Division. Focus areas include Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine, Palliative Medicine, and Primary Care. Grants may focus on small research projects, quality improvement, educational projects or professional development. Faculty are required to disseminate what they accomplish in the form of publications, presentations at local, regional or national conferences, and/or lectures.
  • PACES Workshops
    PACES grants are intended to advance faculty scholarship within the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Focus areas include Palliative Care, Primary Care, Hospital Medicine and Geriatrics. Grants may focus on small research projects, quality improvement, educational projects or professional development. Faculty are required to disseminate what they accomplish in the form of publications, presentations at local, regional or national conferences, and/or lectures.
  • Writing Accountability Groups

    In an effort to provide structure to those who seek to prioritize their writing, the PACES Program provides regular weekly sessions for Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics faculty to discuss and focus on various writing projects. This group is aimed at supporting process, community and productivity. Each session will include a brief discussion topic as well as time to update colleagues on progress.

    Contact the PACES Program Coordinator for information about upcoming groups.

PACES Leadership Team

PACES team members are available to provide guidance and individual consultations on career and project goals for Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics faculty members. 

PACES Program Director
5241-Kara, Areeba

Areeba Kara, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

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5465-Agarwal, Neeta

Neeta Agarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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5258-Hur, Jennifer

Jennifer R. Hur, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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18522-Peterson, Rachel

Rachel J. Peterson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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5240-Schubert, Cathy

Cathy C. Schubert, MD

Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Professor of Geriatrics

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4856-Torke, Alexia

Alexia M. Torke, MD

Professor of Medicine

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Cindy Dance

PACES Program Coordinator