2021 Chair Diversity Investigator Awards

Applications are now open for the 2021 Department of Medicine Chair Diversity Investigator Awards

Background

As part of the inaugural Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Week 2020, Bob Harrington, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, announced the Diversity Chair Investigator Awards initiative.

The program supports research that addresses health inequity, social determinants of health, cultural competence, outcomes improvement, health system access/utilization for racial, ethnic and sexual and gender minorities, among many other possibilities. Ideas that are innovative and impactful and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, a benefit to individuals from underserved communities or populations, or the elimination of health care disparities are welcome.

Eligibility

The awards are open to Instructors and Assistant Professors (all lines), whose primary appointment is in the Department of Medicine.  All applicants must be employed at Stanford for the duration of the award.

Award Details

Four awards will be granted, and each recipient will receive a total of $50,000 to be spent over two years.  A detailed budget is not required, but the expectation is that funds will be expended in accordance with Stanford's business and financial policies.  Also, please note that you should have $200,000 or less in other support to apply for this award. 

Review Process

A review committee of senior Faculty will select the four winning proposals.  The committee is interested in hearing about your personal journey to diversity/disparity work, including any salient points about you or your background that have influenced your goals and/or preparation for a career in medicine and research.

Applications

Applications are due June 15, 2021,  with the award period to start September 1, 2021.

The application portal can be accessed here:  https://domdiversityawards.stanford.edu/ 

Questions can be sent to Lisa Moore-Long, lmlong@stanford.edu, who is helping administer the program this year

Meet the 2020 Recipients

Shuchi Anand, MD, MS assistant professor of medicine (nephrology)

Kidney Disease in California’s Central Valley: Investigating the Disproportionate Risk in Agricultural Communities

Celina Yong, MD, MBA, MSc, assistant professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine)

Reducing Disparities in Novel Procedure Use: Using Scalable Technologies to Deliver Individualized Decision-making Support through Culturally Sensitive Peer Coaching

Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine)

Identifying Reasons for Statin Non-adherence in a Real-World, Diverse Population using Natural Language Processing

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc, instructor of medicine (primary care and population health)

The Cut Hypertension Program – Enhancing Access for Hypertension Screening and Treatment among African Americans in Santa Clara County by Partnering with Community Barbers and Pharmacists