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Graduate students earn Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Awards

Case Western Reserve University’s Graduate Student Council offered its first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Award to five students, awarding $4,000 over two award cycles.

These awards provide funding to CWRU master’s and doctoral students who are conducting research with marginalized populations. The award winner’s research will address critical gaps across disciplines in the research and application of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

The awardees and the projects were:

  • Tyrone Hamler—“Prevalence and Predictors of Decisional Conflict Among Older African Americans with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease”
  • Elisa Borrero—“The Role of Intergenerational Acculturative Gaps in Latinx Adolescents’ Internalizing Symptomatology”
  • Victoria Laney—“Development of Novel Preclinical Models and Assessment of Immunotherapies with MR Molecular Imaging in Highly Aggressive Pancreatic Cancer Expressed in African Americans”
  • Madeline Chung—“Community-Based Participatory Research with AAPI Bipolar Youth: Advancing Equity and Developing Linguistically and Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Care”
  • Alexandra Piedra—“The Development of an Affirming Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for LGBTQIA+ Adolescents”

Erica Johnson, the Graduate Student Council’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion, led this initiative.