Project Description

Racial and ethnic diversity among HIV researchers is at a low and undesirable level. The Fostering Diversity in HIV Research Program is supported by the National Institutes of Health (R25MH119857) and designed to help overcome some of the barriers underrepresented in medicine/public health (URM) trainees face, thus advancing their careers and enriching scientific discovery. The program provides structured mentoring from faculty at Mass General Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to create an environment welcoming for URM trainees and supportive of rigorous research. It involves formal didactics and community of practice events (once each month), as well as high quality mentoring tailored to each individual trainee and their stage of training. Funding is available to support research, as well as enable conference attendance, travel (if needed), and open source manuscript publication. Program participation is expected for at least one year, but is encouraged to last as long as desired by the trainee.

Trainee research will address the following key areas of the HIV continuum of care both domestically and globally:

MENTEES IN THE FOSTERING DIVERSITY PROGRAM

ADEDOTUN OGUNBAJO
ADEDOTUN OGUNBAJO
AHARISI BONNER
AHARISI BONNER
ALIYA MOREIRA
ALIYA MOREIRA
ANISA KHADRAOUI
ANISA KHADRAOUI
CALVIN FITCH
CALVIN FITCH
EDDIE IRVINE
EDDIE IRVINE
JEMAR BATHER
JEMAR BATHER
LERATO MAGOSI
LERATO MAGOSI
MARIANA MEIRELES
MARIANA MEIRELES
TIFFANY LEMON
TIFFANY LEMON
VALENTINA VARGAS
VALENTINA VARGAS

EVENTS

Didactic session: Outcomes in Chronic HIV Infection
Speakers: Julie Levison, MD, MPH, MPhil; Mark Siedner, MD, MPH; Phyllis Kanki, DVM, DSc
Thursday, February 25 | 4-6 pm

last updated 2/9/2021

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

JESSICA HABERER, MD, MS
JESSICA HABERER, MD, MS
WAFAIE W. FAWZI, PH.D., M.B.,B.S.
WAFAIE W. FAWZI, PH.D., M.B.,B.S.
SHERRI-ANN MARYNA BURNETT, M.D.
SHERRI-ANN MARYNA BURNETT, M.D.

MENTORS IN THE FOSTERING DIVERSITY PROGRAM

KENNETH H. MAYER, MD
KENNETH H. MAYER, MD
CONALL O'CLEIRIGH, PHD
CONALL O'CLEIRIGH, PHD
INGRID BASSETT, MD
INGRID BASSETT, MD
BISOLA OJIKUTU
BISOLA OJIKUTU
ANDREA CIARANELLO, MD
ANDREA CIARANELLO, MD
INGRID KATZ, MD
INGRID KATZ, MD
MARK SIEDNER, MD
MARK SIEDNER, MD
ALEXANDER TSAI, MD
ALEXANDER TSAI, MD
LOUISE IVERS, MD, MPH, DTM&H
LOUISE IVERS, MD, MPH, DTM&H
KEN FREEDBERG, MD
KEN FREEDBERG, MD
PHYLLIS KANKI, DSC, DVM
PHYLLIS KANKI, DSC, DVM
WAFAIE W. FAWZI, PH.D., M.B.,B.S.
WAFAIE W. FAWZI, PH.D., M.B.,B.S.
CHRISTOPHER SUDFIELD, SCD
CHRISTOPHER SUDFIELD, SCD
SHAHIN LOCKMAN, MD
SHAHIN LOCKMAN, MD
CHRISTINA PSAROS, PHD
CHRISTINA PSAROS, PHD
RICHELLE CHARLES, MD
RICHELLE CHARLES, MD
ROGER SHAPIRO, MD
ROGER SHAPIRO, MD
KATHLEEN POWIS, MD
KATHLEEN POWIS, MD
PAIGE WILLIAMS, PHD
PAIGE WILLIAMS, PHD
ATHE TSIBRIS, M.D.
ATHE TSIBRIS, M.D.
MOLLY FRANKE, SD
MOLLY FRANKE, SD
MARKELLA ZANNI, MD
MARKELLA ZANNI, MD
KHADY DIOUF, MD
KHADY DIOUF, MD
LISA BEBELL, MD
LISA BEBELL, MD
SUZANNE MCCLUSKEY, MD
SUZANNE MCCLUSKEY, MD
ADELINE BOATIN, MD
ADELINE BOATIN, MD
ESTHER FREEMAN, MD, PHD
ESTHER FREEMAN, MD, PHD

RESEARCH OPPORTUNTIES (Links to external programs)

Office for Clinical and Academic Affairs

Each year several foundations invite HMS faculty and postdocs to apply for limited submission fellowships and grants.  Interested investigators must first apply for the HMS nomination through the HMS Foundation Funds, and a committee will select the final candidates to submit applications to the foundations

HMS Foundation Funds Spring Awards 2021

Applications Due: March 5th

  • Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award
  • Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
  • Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Projects Grants
  • Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants
  • W.T. Grant Scholars Program
  • Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program
  • Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation Faculty Fellowship
  • Charles H. Hood Foundation Major Grants Initiative in Child Health
  • Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant\
  • Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship
  • Pew Scholars Program
  • Searle Scholars Program

Faculty interested in applying for any of the awards listed above can apply for the HMS nomination by submitting an application online by: Friday, March 5th

For more information please visit the HMS Foundation Funds Program.

Please direct all inquiries to Clare Lamont, Office of the HMS Dean for Clinical and Academic Affairs, 617-432-7463, clare_lamont@hms.harvard.edu.


Apply now to the NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute 2021!

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) virtually August 9-13, 2021.

  • Open Application Cycle: Monday, February 1, 2021, 9:00 a.m. ET to Monday, March 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m. ET.

The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health and health disparities research scientists, and to stimulate research in disciplines supported by health disparities science.

The program will feature:

  • Lectures on minority health and health disparities research
  • Mock grant review
  • Seminars and small group discussions

Please note that applications will only be accepted from extramural scientists who meet NIH’s Early Stage Investigator (ESI) eligibility criteria. Also, NIH and HHS staff, including persons in fellowships/training at NIH or an HHS agency, are not eligible to apply.

All applications must be submitted via the HDRI online application system by the due date; emailed applications will not be accepted. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline since late submissions will not be accepted.

For questions or more information, email HDRI@nih.gov


last updated 2/9/2021

CONTACT

Please reach out to Program Manager Lindsey Garrison (legarrison@mgh.Harvard.edu) with any questions.