Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of the Research Dean are pleased to announce the sixth round of funding for the Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Awards.
Previously named the Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards, they are now generously endowed by Ritu and Board Fellow Ajay Banga, ensuring their place at our institution for decades to come.
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 to improve 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 and we must move the needle and better confront inequality.
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. Projects that enhance the diversity pipeline either through research or the inclusion of diverse personnel are also encouraged.
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