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DEI Programs and Initiatives for WVCTSI Researchers

  • Applications now being accepted for diversity in clinical trials externship: The Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program (Winn CIPP) now accepting applications for its summer externship. This program, supported by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, is an immersive summer service-learning externship meant to build a future workforce of community-oriented clinical trial researchers who reflect the diversity of the U.S. population. Winn CIPP offers a distinctive approach to increasing diversity in clinical trials by offering medical students an intensive service-learning experience in underserved communities where underrepresented patients receive care. More information and application instructions can be found on the Winn CIPP webpage. (Posted November 30, 2023)
  • Nii Addy Addressing Substance Use and Misuse with Neuroscience, Advocacy, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Tools:  As part of the 2023 Symposium on Substance Use Research, Nii Addy, PhD presented "Addressing Substance Use and Misuse with Neuroscience, Advocacy, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Tools," on Thursday, November 9. Dr. Addy is the Albert E. Kent Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and the inaugural Director of Science, Diversity and Inclusion at Yale School of Medicine. He discussed research findings on the brain biology of substance use and misuse, and consider these findings in the context of community, belonging, diversity, equity and inclusion approaches. Dr. Addy also discussed the power of integrated mental health approaches that combine insights from neuroscience and psychology with considerations of faith, culture, and social justice. WVCTSI is a proud partner on this symposium with the Rural Drug Addiction Research COBRE, COBRE on Opioids and Overdose, the West Virginia INBRE at Marshall University, and the COBRE Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation (CADRE) at Brown University. A recording of the session is available here on YouTube.

NIH Resources on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion