CDI Monthly eNews: September 2021
In This Issue
  • CDI Announcements
  • In Case You Missed It
  • Upcoming CDI Sponsored Events
  • Resident & Fellow (RFC) Corner
  • MGH and MGB Events and Trainings
  • HMS Events
  • Upcoming External Events
  • Award and Fellowships Opportunities
  • Job Opportunities
  • Congratulations and Recognition
  • In The News
CDI Announcements
Meet the New CDI Faculty co-Directors for Research and Student Project Coordinator
The CDI strives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion across MGH under the umbrella of the Office for Equity and Community Health. Via the MGH Structural Equity Plan, the scope of CDI, which has historically served physicians and scientists recently expanded across the entire Patient Care Staff and research workforce. With that said, we are delighted to welcome three new CDI staff: Julie Price, PhD and Cesar Castro, MD, MMSc, as the CDI Faculty co-Directors for Research, and Amanda Picket as Student Project Coordinator.
Welcome Julie Price, PhD and Cesar Castro, MD, MMSc, as the CDI Faculty co-Directors for Research 
As the inaugural Faculty co-Directors for Research, they will be responsible for advancing the careers of our underrepresented in medicine (UiM) research workforce, including faculty, fellows and students.
Julie Price, PhD 
Director, PET Pharmacokinetics, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Investigator, Department of Radiology, 
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Cesar Castro, MD, MMSc
Director, Cancer Program, MGH Center for Systems Biology, Attending Physician, MGH Cancer Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Meet Amanda Picket, CDIs Student Project Coordinator
Amanda Picket has joined us as Student Project Coordinator! Amanda holds a master's degree in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons University and a BA from the University of Connecticut. Her experience includes years in nonprofit and ESL teaching as well as four years at MIT supporting premed students while also advancing equity and inclusion among MIT staff, faculty, and students.
In Case You Missed It
On September 22nd, the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted a virtual Welcome and Recognition celebration to honor 9 award recipients and welcome newcomers. Paula Aduen, PhD, Onyinyechi Eke, MD and Jona Ludmir, MD, each received a 2021 Clinician-Teacher Development Award - sponsored by the MGPO and Equity and Community Health. Eman Akam, PhD, Efren Flores, MD, Yasmin Hernandez-Barco, MD, Gabriela Soriano Hobbs, MD Karla Ramos-Torres, PhD and Julia M. Rosenbloom, MD, received 2021 Physician/Scientist Development Award sponsored by ECOR, recipients' departments and Equity and Community Health.
As a reminder, Stepping Stones is accessible via HealthStream now. We encourage you to complete this training by November 12, 2021. For more information, please refer to August's edition of CDI's monthly eNews to learn more about Stepping Stones, the United Against Racism (UAR) Town Hall and much more.
Upcoming CDI Sponsored Events
Jubilee Juneteenth & the Thirteenth Wednesday, Oct 6 @ 6:30-9 PM

The Chester Pierce Research Society
Friday, Oct 22, 2021 @ 12-1 PM
Obesity in Pediatrics: Our Understanding and Consideration of Pharmacologic and Surgical Treatment Approaches
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
Obesity Medicine Physician for Adults, Adolescents, and Children at the MGH Weight Center
Director of Equity, MGH Medicine, Endocrine Division
Director of Diversity, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Core Faculty, MGH Mongan Institute of Health Policy 
Assistant Professor-Medicine & Pediatrics, Harvard Medical
The Chester Pierce Research Society (CPRS) is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI).  CPRS is a speaker series named in honor of MGH's late Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry, Chester Pierce. Dr. Pierce was the first and most senior African-American physician-scientist at MGH. CPRS is designed to promote diversity and health equity by featuring the novel research of investigators to the MGH community.
2021 CHADD Mentoring Course
Friday, Nov 5 @1-6 PM
As members of CHADD, the CDI and CFD are proud to co-sponsor this mentoring course for faculty and trainees at MGH and HMS hospital affiliates. To register, click here.
Resident & Fellow Committee (RFC) Corner
You're Invited to the 16th Honk! Festival
Saturday, Oct 9 @ 12-4 PM!
Please join the CDI and RFC in celebrating this year’s Honk! Fest taking place in Nubian Square Roxbury. It will be a day filled with marching-style bands, community activism, food, fun, and celebrating the community and the many diverse businesses that make up Nubian Square. In collaboration with MGH Pediatrics, there will be a health fair table for adults and peds offering basic health maintenance checks (BP, Glucose, etc), as well as providing resources for mental health.

If you'd like to volunteer to participate please fill out THIS form. We look forward to seeing you there enjoying the festival and also participating as a volunteer if you’re able!
MGH and MGB Events and Trainings

Virtual Nursing Research Day
Thursday, Sept 30 @ 1:30-3 PM

To register for contact hours :
Click HERE
If you do NOT want contact hours:
Click HERE  for direct access to the live-streamed session on September 30th at 1:30 pm
The 2021 VIRTUAL POSTER SHOWCASE is now available: CLICK HERE!
Visit this site to view this year’s Evidence-Based Practice, Original Research, and Quality Improvement posters!
*Please note that the Virtual Poster Showcase is housed behind the MGB firewall and only accessible from within the MGB/Partners network.*

The Ernesto Gonzalez Award 2021, Friday, Oct 1 @ 8 AM
HMS Events
Upcoming External Events
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: COVID-19 Virtual Briefing Series Session 12
This event, co-sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, the American Medical Women's Association, Centene, Teach For America, and the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, will be focusing on the specific health challenges faced by pregnant people, mothers, and children and how to mobilize to protect these vulnerable groups.
Save the Date: Women, Gender and Health Fall Event Series
Awards and Fellowship Opportunities
Fund for Medical Discovery Research Fellowship Awards
Deadline - Friday, Oct 1 @ 5 pm
Applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Research Fellowship Awards!

What are they?
We recognize that research at MGH integrates the full translational spectrum of discovery from "bench to bedside to community and population.” To ensure that all areas of research conducted at MGH are included and eligible for FMD fellowship awards, ECOR is offering 3 types of training awards: fundamental research fellowships, clinical research fellowships, and population healthcare sciences fellowships. These fellowships are for MD and PhD Research Fellows and Clinical Research Fellows who are in the training phase of their research at MGH and Instructors who are within 5 years total since initiating their research fellowship training.  
How much is each award?
The award will include a stipend of $53,760 plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs.

When is the deadline?
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 5:00 PM
How do I learn more and apply?
Click here to read more and apply online!
For a guide to help make your application more competitive click here.  
MGH Research Scholars 2022
Deadline - Tuesday, Nov 2 @ 5 pm
Applications are now being accepted by the Mass General Research Institute (MGRI) for the MGH Research Scholars program

What is it?
The MGH Research Scholars program was established with the aim of supporting MGH research faculty who are pursuing research at the level of Assistant and Associate Professor. The intent of these awards is to support the careers of outstanding MGH investigators doing cutting-edge research that is highly innovative and expected to result in fundamental scientific discoveries and/or clinical applications. MGH Research Scholar grants are awarded by the Mass General Research Institute (MGRI). Applicants will be asked to choose one of three categories based on their area of research: clinical research, fundamental research, or population and healthcare research.

How much is each award?
These awards are for $500,000 over 5 years; and will be funded at $100,000 per year, including 15% indirect costs.

When is the deadline?
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
The MGH Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards
Deadline - Tuesday, Nov 9 @ 5 pm
Applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards!

What are the Claflin Awards?
Although women scientists are recruited to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) programs, their advancement to senior faculty positions is still far less frequent than that of their male counterparts. In 1993, The Women in Academic Medicine Committee, originally chaired by Mrs. Jane D. Claflin, Honorary Trustee, was established to facilitate the academic careers of women in science at MGH. Recognizing that a significant obstacle to career advancement is the difficulty of maintaining research productivity during the child-rearing years, this Committee, with the sponsorship of the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR), established the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards. It is intended that this funding will increase opportunities for women to advance to senior positions in academic medicine.

How much is each award?
These are two year awards for $50,000 per year in direct costs, plus 15% for indirect costs.

When is the deadline?
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
Click here to read more and apply online. We encourage you to attend the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Informational Panel Discussion on Wednesday, September 22 from 11:00am – 12:00pm. More information can be fund in the call for applications.

Please click here to enroll in the Claflin Consultation Initiative by Tuesday, September 28th.
Job Opportunities
Associate Program Director for Quality and Safety
The MGH Department of Medicine Residency Program is seeking applications for an Associate Program Director for Quality and Safety. The APD for Q&S has primary responsibility for the overall quality, safety and related education portfolio across the residency and will collaborate with department & program leadership to advance this work. Read more.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and their CV via email to: Alaka Ray in the Department of Medicine, MGH at General internists or subspecialists who are Board Certified in Internal Medicine and have a career interest in quality and safety and medical education are suitable candidates for the position. Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) faculty members are highly encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered as they are received and should be submitted no later than October 28th, 2021. Click here to view the job description.
CDI Professional Staff Diversity & Inclusion Liaison
The MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is seeking a full-time Professional Staff Diversity and Inclusion Liaison to enhance diversity and inclusion in recruitment and retention activities among the professional physician staff at MGH. Click here to read more and apply. Job #: 3156264
DSC Project Coordinator
The Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) within the Mongan Institute of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking a full time Project Coordinator to coordinate and evaluate a variety of projects related to Initiative 4 in the MGH Structural Equity 10-pt plan: Assuring equity in access to and delivery of clinical care. Click here to read more and apply. Job #: 3162575
Congratulations and Recognition
Adeline A. Boatin, MD, MPH, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was awarded a Pilot Innovation Award from the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation. This award helps to promote and encourage development of early investigators from underrepresented minority populations to conduct research in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology. This will support Boatin’s research “Exploring the Cesarean Delivery Triple Burden: Examining Underuse, Overuse, and Quality of Cesarean Delivery in Ghana.”
Alzheimer's Association Research Grants for Yakeel Quiroz, PhD and Liliana Ramirez Gomez, MD
Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhD has been funded to study the protective effects of the ApoE Christchurch mutation in early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Quiroz will also be joining the Board of Scientific Counselors to the National Institute on Aging until June 2026. The BSC advises the NIA Scientific Director and the Division of Intramural Research on matters related to in-house research activities.

Meanwhile, Liliana Ramirez Gomez, MD will be developing new ways of serving the unmet needs of Spanish-speaking dementia caregivers. We are incredibly fortunate to have such talented and devoted faculty members working in our department. 
In The News
New Policy Aims to Help Transgender Researchers Update Names on Old Work published in New York Times on July 28, 2021.
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