National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination
Biographical Sketch: I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and my Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine. I completed my internship and residency in General Pediatrics, and my fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology. Following a clinical research tenure evaluating Chronic Kidney Disease in pediatric and adolescents with HIV infection, I joined the Food and Drug Administration as a Medical Officer in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. I currently am a Program Director in the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC), National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The OMHRC addresses diseases and disorders that disproportionately impact the health of minority populations and fosters the recruitment and training of minority biomedical investigators, who are currently in short supply. In the role of program director, I am responsible for overseeing several research awards (Organ and Tissue Donation promotion, Professional Societies Education Grants), research fellowship and research grants (fellowship and New Investigators) and Research Supplements. My work supports the diversification and strengthening of the nation’s biomedical research workforce, specifically within the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK. This biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research not only contributes to the reduction and eventual elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities, but also advances overall scientific knowledge and improves public health.
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