Health Equity Research Program
Health Equity Research Mentored Scholars Program
CDHE’s Health Equity Research Mentored Scholars Program is funded by Seattle Children’s Research Institute. It has two main goals:
- To support junior faculty focused on health equity and disparities research (inclusive of clinical, basic and translational science) for a two-year period to provide them the protected time and mentorship to be able to successfully apply for an NIH K-series Career Development Award.
- To promote and support clinical, basic and translational research focused on reducing disparities and promoting equity in health and healthcare for children and families of underserved populations (e.g., minority race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, LGBTQ, differently abled, publicly insured).
Details and Eligibility (Past Cycles)
- Funding has been for two years and typically begins at the start of the fiscal year.
- Applicants must be junior faculty who are current or pending members of a Seattle Children’s Research Institute research center and will submit their K award or R level application through one of those centers.
- Funding covers a portion of the faculty member’s base salary and associated benefits, as well as project cost funds.
- By the end of the award period, or sooner, the scholar should have completed and submitted a K award, R level award or equivalent.
Information on upcoming requests for applications for this award will be posted in 2020.
Current and Past Mentored Scholars
- Christopher Lux, MD, PhD
- Developing Next-Generation Gene Therapeutics for Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Patients
- Under the mentorship of David Rawlings, MD
- Molly Fuentes, MD
- Culturally Relevant Rehabilitation for American Indian/Alaska Native Children and Youth
- Under the mentorship of Tumaini Coker, MD, MPH
- Beth Dawson-Hahn, MD
- Adverse Experiences and Resilience in Refugee Families
- Under the mentorship of Brian Saelens, PhD, and Jason Mendoza, MD, MPH