Excellence and Innovation in Medical Education

Research Forum

45th Annual SEMCME Research Forum 

To view the list of winners from our 45th Annual SEMCME Research Forum, click here:  2023 Winners List
To view the keynote lecture Key Statistical Concepts in Clinical Research and the P-Value Debate
presented by Roderick J. Little, PhD, click here:  Keynote Lecture Recording


The Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education (SEMCME) and its member hospitals and universities presented the 45th Annual SEMCME Research Forum on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at Lovett Hall located at The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan. This exciting day recognized the remarkable research efforts made by over 40 residents from the SEMCME member institutions. All of the resident presenters were selected from clinic day competition at their respective institutions. The papers presented represent the best of the best!


Residents competed in either slide or poster format and their research was judged on originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of presentation. Cash prizes and awards were presented at the awards ceremony immediately following the competition.


DAVID R. PIEPER SEMCME RESEARCH AWARD – The first-place winner in the slide competition will receive the David R. Pieper, PHD SEMCME Research Award. This Award, in the form of a handsome silver medallion, will honor the many outstanding contributions made by Dr. David Pieper – researcher, faculty educator, mentor, and longtime Executive Director of SEMCME. Dr. Pieper’s exceptional dedication and leadership spans the continuum of medical education – undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education and in so doing, he has greatly advanced the field of medical education in Michigan and beyond.


DAWSON AWARD – The Dawson Award, in the form of a silver medallion, will be presented to the first place winner in this year’s poster competition. For 45 years, this coveted Award has recognized the many contributions made by Donald Dawson, MD, a dynamic surgeon and medical researcher involved in early discussions of “cutting edge” medical education consortia in SE Michigan.