An ACPE Academy Webinar

Teaching Research Literacy in CPE  
Presenter(s): Lex Tartaglia and George Fitchett
Presented on: October 23, 2015

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Webinar Description:

Funded by two grants totaling $4.5M over four years from the John Templeton Foundation, with additional support from ACPE and the major professional chaplaincy organizations, the Transforming Chaplaincy: Promoting Research Literacy for Improved Patient Outcomes project seeks to equip hospital chaplains to use research to guide, evaluate and advocate for the spiritual care they provide. One of the ways Transforming Chaplaincy plans to close the gap between hospital chaplains’ current limited research literacy and evidence-based care is through the provision of Curriculum Development Grants to 70 ACPE-accredited CPE residency programs. The grants are intended to support the incorporation of research literacy education in their curricula.


The webinar, co-led by Lex Tartaglia and George Fitchett, will review the CPE Curriculum Development Grant application requirements, present several models for teaching research literacy in CPE residency programs, and allow time for questions from webinar participants.  


Mr. George Fitchett is a CPE Supervisor in the Department of Religion & Health at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. You may contact him at

The Rev Dr Alexander F. Tartaglia is a CPE Supervisor at VCU Health System/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. You may contact him at

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