Four Projects Receive Diversity Chair Investigator Awards
An investigation into increased rates of kidney disease in the agricultural communities of California’s Central Valley.
A community partnership aimed at enhancing access for hypertension screening and treatment among African Americans in Santa Clara County.
Those are just two of the four projects that will receive the Department of Medicine’s 2020 Diversity Chair Investigator Awards, a new initiative focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and the elimination of health care disparities.
The Diversity Chair Investigator Award program, which was created by Department of Medicine Chair Bob Harrington and announced during this year’s Diversity and Inclusion week, provides four grants of $50,000 each to young investigators.
The program received 20 applications, which were then reviewed by a committee that included senior faculty investigators, members of our Diversity and Inclusion Council, staff, and leadership.
In a letter, Harrington called the winning proposals “exceptional.” “These projects address the needs of some of our most vulnerable populations and regions,” he said. “My hope is that these innovative and inclusive approaches to research will contribute to a more equitable future for all of us.”