The small grants program and faculty grants program have closed.
Our grant opportunities will reopen in August 2023.
Jason Xiao | Student, Pritzker School of Medicine
Jason Xiao received a small grant award to attend the American Diabetes Association Conference, where he will present his research investigating the effectiveness of interventions for Type 2 diabetes among the Asian community in the U.S.
Dr. Bako Orionzi | Trainee in Pediatrics
Dr. Orinzi received a small grant award to support research assessing the factors that influence the practice of URM pediatric primary care providers at UChicago Medicine.
Dr. Naida Cole | Assistant Anesthesia and Critical Care
Dr. Cole received a small grant award to support the development and implantation of an orthopedic surgery-specific shared decision aid educating patients on recommended prescription opioid usage after surgery to mitigate the risk of misuse.
Dr. Aresha Martinez-Cardosa | Instructor for Public Health Sciences
Dr. Martinez-Cardosa recieved a Faculty Diversity Career Advansement grant to attend the Epigenetics Boot Camp: Planning and Analyzing DNA Methylation Studies workshop at Columbia University School of Public Health.
Jina Saltzman | Physician Assistant in Infectious Diseases
Jina Saltzman received a small grant award that will allow her to offer a shadowing opportunity to 8-10 URM students enrolled in Pre-Physician Assistant programs at local universities. This opportunity will help strengthen the application of URM pre-PA students.
Weldeyard Reda | Student, Integrative Biology Program
Weldeyared Reda received a small grant award to collect data for a chapter of his dissertation and present his current research at the Paleoanthropology Society conference.
Ibraheem Hamzat | Student, Biological Sciences Division
Ibraheem Hamzat received a small grant award to support the after-school program he runs at a local elementary school that has a large Black and Hispanic population. The program aims to uplift children and equips them with skills to be successful in their academic endeavors.
Dr. Baig recieved a Faculty Diversity Career Advancement grant to support research on how to improve health disparities in diabetes for Latino populations.
Dr. Robert Carillo| Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Dr. Carillo received a Faculty Diversity Career Advancement Award for his research project on identifying molecular tags and mechanistically understanding how Cell Surface Protein interactions mediate cell-cell recognition.
Elaine Kouame| Student, Immunology
Elaine Kouame received a small grant award to attend the annual American Association of Immunologists conference in Portland, Oregon, where she was selected to give an oral talk and a poster presentation on her thesis research.
Dr. Shilpa Iyer| Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Iyer received a small grant award for her project investigating disparities in overactive bladder patient referrals and visits with specialists, with the goal of improving patient access and care.
Dr. Dario Villamar| Trainee in Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Villamar received a small grant award to develop a survey that will identify barriers to cancer clinical trial participation in the Hispanic/Latino population. This work will lead to the development of a community-based intervention that aims to increase education about cancer clinical trials among this ethnic community.
Dr. Schwartz recieved a small grant fund to support the career progression of underrepresented students in biomedical research.
Katie Aracena | Student, Biological Science Division
Katie Aracena received a small grant award to attend a week-long bootcamp before the start of their first year at the Marine Biological Laboratory with the goals of enhancing quantitative skills and building communities outside individual programs and clusters.