The recently announced 2022 Chair Diversity Investigator Awards went to five projects, ranging from reducing language gaps to improving monkeypox care to improving trans healthcare. These awards, now in their third year, aim to “support research that addresses health inequalities, social determinants of health, cultural competence, improved outcomes and access/l use of the health system for racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minorities, among many other possibilities. Recipients receive grants of $50,000 to spend over two years and will present their findings at future great medical rounds.
Chairman of the Department of Medicine Bob Harington, MD, Arthur L Bloomfield Professor of Medicine, thanked all participants for their “many exciting submissions”, which he called “a testament to our instructors and assistant professors”. He added, “It is clear that the department has many members committed to increasing equity in health care delivery and outcomes and innovative ideas on how to do this.
He also celebrated the winners. “The selected researchers have demonstrated a truly exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion and new ways to address systemic challenges in health equity,” he said. “I am pleased to announce their winning submissions, and look forward to following the progress of their important work.”