Two faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix received grants for their work involving health disparities and improving diversity in the Phoenix community.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion began offering the Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence and Innovation Research Grant in fall 2014 to support educational initiatives, scholarly project research, creative activities, outreach and other ideas that promote diversity and inclusion.
“Our campus community is very creative and thoughtful,” said Sonji Muhammad, assistant director of Diversity and Inclusion. “Prior grant recipients were student organizations, the office of Assessment and Evaluation and a collaboration between Dr. Rebecca Fisher and Dr. Cynthia Standley. They all had great projects that are having lasting effects on the college. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited about this year’s recipients, who will continue assisting in the mission of nurturing diversity and inclusion within our four pillars: Education, Research, Clinical and Community. As we always say, diversity is everyone’s responsibility.”
Each recipient received $2,500 for their project.