Featuring: Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Northwestern Medicine a transformative grant of $16 million. This funding will aim to disrupt systemic barriers that impede the full participation of underrepresented groups.
This initiative, called the Northwestern University Recruitment to Transform Under-Representation and achieve Equity (NURTURE) Program, is one of only 11 such awardees to date in the country.
In this episode of Better Edge podcast, Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, primary investigator and project leader for the grant, discusses how Northwestern Medicine plans to use the grant to ensure the success of faculty members from historically underrepresented populations.
Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH is the George H. Gardner, MD, Professor of Clinical Gynecology, the vice chair for research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), and founding director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET).
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