Project Description

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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
NJAMBI MATHENGE
NJAMBI MATHENGE

EVENTS

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last updated 5/19/2021

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)

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last updated 5/19/2021

CONTACT

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