Established in 1996, the BWH Minority Faculty Career Development Award (MFCDA) is granted annually to one to two early-career underrepresented in medicine (URM*) academicians. It is designed to assist them in supporting their work and career progression at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at Harvard Medical School. The MFCDA is a mentored career development award of $100,000 which is paid out over a 5-year period and is not renewable. This award is an important part of BWH’s efforts to increase the representation of URM physicians and scientists in the fellowship programs and faculty positions at BWH.
The award is given out during the annual MFCDA Grand Rounds & Honorees Reception.
Applications for the 2017 awards are open from November 1st 2016 – January 9th, 2017
The applicant must:
- Be a member of a URM group
- Be a US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa
- Hold a primary academic appointment at BWH
- Hold professional full time employment at BWH
- Be a 3rd or 4th year resident, a clinical or research fellow or a full time faculty member in their first faculty position at BWH within the first five years of their initial faculty appointment
- Hold an MD, MD/PhD, PhD or equivalent degree
- Commit to a career in academic medicine
- Provide evidence that a commitment of a full-time faculty position has been made to the candidate
- Commit a minimum of 75% professional effort (of a full-time position) to their career development plan
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 617.525.7646.
Past MFCDA Recipients
|1996||Eldrin Lewis, MD, MPH||2009||Audra R. Meadows, MD, MPH|
|1996||Christopher Wright, MD, PhD||2009||Nora Osman, MD|
|1998||Collin Stultz, MD, PhD||2010||Daniel Palazuelos, MD, MPH|
|1998||Chinweike Ukomadum, MD, MPH||2011||David Walton, MD|
|2001||Michelle Albert, MD||2011||Corrina Oxford, MD|
|2001||LeRoi Hicks, MD, MPH||2012||Rose Kakoza, MD|
|2001||George Ruiz, MD||2012||Ebony Boyce-Carter, MD|
|2002||Elizabeth Garner, MD||2012||Khady Diouf, MD|
|2002||Everett Lyn, MD, MSc||2013||Robert Riviello, MD, MPH|
|2003||Arturo Saavedra, MD, PhD||2013||Alejandro Diaz, MD, MPH|
|2004||Fidencio Saldana, MD, MPH||2014||Nadia Huancahuari, MD|
|2004||Thomas Sequist, MD||2014||Miguel Divo, MD|
|2005||Cheryl Clark, MD, ScD||2015||Liza Colimon, MD|
|2005||Zara Cooper, MD, MsC||2015||Monik Jiménez, ScD, SM|
|2006||Christian Arbelaez, MD, MPH||2016||Joseph Mancias, MD, PhD|
|2006||J. Keith Joseph, MD||2016||Viviany Taqueti, MD, MPH|
|2008||Michael Wilson, MD, PhD|
*Underrepresented in medicine (URM) means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population [Adopted by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Executive Committee, March 19, 2004]. Per AAMC guidelines, at BWH, URM is defined as African American/Black, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native, Hispanic American, and Native American.