in the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Scholarly activity means research of quality and significance, or, in appropriate fields, distinguished, creative or professional work of a scholarly nature; and the dissemination of the results of that scholarly activity. Judgment of scholarly activity is based mainly on the quality and significance of an individual’s contribution. Evidence of scholarly activity varies among the disciplines [with] different pathways to academic and scholarly excellence. Diverse substantive contributions to knowledge and methods of dissemination, as recognized within [a] field of inquiry, [are] valued.
Scholarly activity can take three forms.
FORMS OF RESEARCH ACTIVITY
Scholarship of Teaching (Education Research)
Professional ContributionsTraditional Research
1. TRADITIONAL RESEARCH: Traditional research means [investigation or experimentation] undertaken on a systematic basis [aimed at discovery] in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humanity, culture, and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications2.
Published work is, where appropriate, the primary evidence used to assess productivity in traditional research. [The significance of] published work [is] examined with three related considerations in mind: the quality of the venues in which the published work appears; the quantity of the published work; and the overall impact of the work on their field or discipline3.
TRADITIONAL RESEARCH HAS AT LEAST THREE CATEGORIES:
- 1. Basic Investigative | or Discovery Research
- 2. Clinical Applied Research
- 3. Translational Research | or Knowledge Translation
TRADITIONAL RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE41. Basic Investigative Research2. Clinical Applied Research3. Translational Research (or Knowledge Translation)Scholarship of Teaching
2. SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING OR EDUCATION RESEARCH: Scholarship of teaching refers to a broader contribution to the improvement of teaching and learning beyond an individual’s own teaching responsibilities. It is not synonymous with excellent teaching.
For scholarship of teaching, scholarly activity may be evidenced by factors such as originality or innovation, demonstrable impact in a particular field or discipline, peer reviews of scholarly contributions to teaching, dissemination in the public domain, or substantial and sustained use by others. For example, textbooks and curriculum reform that changed academic understanding or made a significant contribution to the way in which a discipline or field is taught might constitute useful evidence of the scholarship of teaching, whereas textbooks or curriculum revision of a routine nature would not5.
Scholarship of Teaching or Education Research
Barakauskas, Vilte Bradley, Amanda Bryce, Elizabeth Chipperfield, Kate Conklin, Christopher Godolphin, William Goldfarb, David Hauff, Kristin Huynh, Hanh Ionescu, Diana Issa, Maria Mack, Benjamin Nimmo, Michael Perrone, Lucy Rakic, Bojana Roland, Kristine Tucker, Tracy Vallance, Hilary Watson, Peter Wolber, Robert Xu, MinghongProfessional Contribution
3. PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION: Professional Contribution refers to sustained and current activity that is creative, innovative, excellent, and impactful on the profession, the discipline, or the health system.
Professional Contribution should not be of a routine or repetitive character. Merely practicing a profession as a typical consultant or professional might do is insufficient. Thus, consulting per se does not constitute a professional contribution [in this context].
A Professional Contribution includes work having a significant impact such as advice or policy analysis that results in: the drafting or implementation of new and significant legislation; an integrated and innovative summary of existing legislation and policy; or developing a new predictive model of [health evaluation] whose predictive power has been empirically validated by [data]6.
Representative examples of Professional Contributions are summarized below7.
Contributions to the Development of Professional Practice
Demonstration of leadership in the profession, professional organizations, government or regulatory agencies that has influenced standards and/or enhanced the effectiveness of the discipline.
These include (but are not limited to):
- Guideline development
- Development and implementation of quality of practice initiatives
- Development and implementation of utilization management tools and supports
- Health policy development
- Government policy
- Community development
- International health and development
- Consensus conference statements
- Regulatory committees
- Setting of standards
Professional Innovation and Creative Excellence
Professional innovation may include:
- Making or developing of an invention [relevant to practice]
- Conceptual [practice] innovations
Creative excellence may be targeted at a spectrum of audiences (lay public to health professionals) and includes:
- Biomedical art
- Communications media
- Video presentationsProfessional Contributions
Allard, Michael Aparicio, Samuel Blondel-Hill, Edith Devine, Dana Garg, Arun Granville, David Huntsman, David Ionescu, Diana Issa, Maria Karsan, Aly Mackenzie, Ian McManus, Bruce Nielsen, Torsten Noble, Michael Porter, Susan Quandt, Jacqueline Sadar, Marianne D Schaeffer, David Schreiber, William Seccombe, David Shah, Sohrab Sorensen, Poul Verchere, Bruce Watson, Peter Wellington, Cheryl
AREAS OF SPECIAL INTERESTS
Biomedical studies and clinical applications
The application of the natural sciences, especially the biological and physiological sciences, to clinical medicine. Development of knowledge, interventions, or technology that are of use in healthcare or public health.
Clinical diagnostic testing
Aids physicians by performing renal function tests, liver function tests, cardiac function tests, diabetes and other endocrinology tests etc. These tests are used for the diagnosis and monitoring of many organ system disorders.
Clinical or forensic autopsies
Evaluation of the medical necessity, appropriateness, and efficiency of the use of health care services, procedures, and facilities under the provisions of the applicable health benefits plan
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Barakauskas, Vilte Bissonnette, Mei Lin Bonin, Denis Chen, Michael Chipperfield, Kate Collier, Christine Fung, Angela Gill, Pavandeep Grant, Jennifer Hadzic, Amir Hauff, Kristin Hogan, Catherine Ivany, Craig Karin, Amir Li, Lynne Ying Marcon, Krista Marie Matic, Nancy Noble, Michael Pac, Lincoln Park, Sophia Perrone, Lucy Rakic, Bojana Reyes, Romina Rodriguez-Capote, Karina Romney, Marc Russell, Shannon Seccombe, David Shiau, Carolyn Singh, Naveena Smith, Tyler Srigley, Jocelyn Sunderland, Nicholas Vawda, Ayesha Whellams, Diana Xu, Minghong Yan, Matthew Yuen, Victor Tsun Ho
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service and patient care