Cowley, Jacques, and Values Clarification Workshop research team receive Paster Award

Congratulations to Laura Jacques, MD, associate professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, Elise Cowley, UW SMPH MD/PhD student, and the whole research team involved with the Values Clarification Workshops (VCAT) on abortion! The VCAT team earned the 2022 Paster Family Foundation Innovation Award for their work.

The Paster Family Foundation Innovation Award is given for a project, system improvement, or initiative that has made a difference in human health and/or the lives of patients and their families. The VCAT team conducted a series of values clarification workshops with medical students and residents in Wisconsin and Minnesota with the goal of understanding the impact of implementing a values clarification workshop on medical student attitudes towards abortion. In the first year, the team conducted 26 virtual workshops with 538 participants.

Read more about the VCAT team in this article from UW SMPH!