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Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards
Limited Submissions ( 2-4 awards per category)
Applications due: January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm
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Program Summary:
Dean Augustine M.K. Choi is pleased to announce the second round of funding for the Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards. The awards will support excellence in research to improve the health of women and underrepresented minorities and/or to reduce health disparities in healthcare systems and in clinical settings, either locally or globally. Research into improving the diversity and gender balance of the biomedical workforce will also be supported, as lack of a representative workforce can be linked to health disparities.

The awards are designed to further Weill Cornell Medicine’s goal of becoming a national leader in advancing diversity, inclusion, and gender equity within academic medicine. We seek proposals for basic, translational, clinical, informatics, or outcomes research that addresses health disparity areas including, but not limited to: race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, socioeconomic status, access to healthcare, differing standards of healthcare, insurance status, age, geography, sexual orientation, and cultural beliefs.

The Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards will provide funding for one year and will be available at four levels:
Faculty (4 awards) – $50,000 each
Fellows and Postdoctoral Associates (2 awards) – $25,000 each
Residents (4 awards) – $10,000 each
Medical and Graduate Students (4 awards) – $5,000 each (to be used for Area of
Concentration Scholarly Project or Graduate Research Project)

Awards for residents and clinical fellows will be jointly supported by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

Awardees will be invited to present their research projects during Weill Cornell Medicine’s Diversity Week, which will take place April 22-26, 2019.

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