William E. Cunningham and Mark A. Etzel Scholarships

William E. Cunningham and Mark A. Etzel Scholarships

CHIPTS is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for our William E. Cunningham and Mark A. Etzel Scholarships.

Contributing to our center’s mission to support capacity in the science field to reduce comorbidities and disparities linked to HIV. The scholarships are awards to provide opportunities and support for early stage investigators (https://grants.nih.gov/policy/early-investigators/index.htm), post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and community researchers in efforts to promote science, foster networking, and support capacity building in HIV research.

Research themes for the scholarships focus on health disparities and inequities, social/structural determinants, medical mistrust, policy impact, structural factors and/or implementation science.

We encourage individuals working in HIV research who meet the eligibility criteria below to apply.

  • Must be considered an early stage investigator
  • Must be working in HIV research that addresses the themes listed above.
  • Must be linked to a CHIPTS faculty member to sponsor the application.

The scholarship covers research and career related activities including but not limited to:

  • Conference registration fees
  • Conference travel related expenses
  • Manuscript submission fees
  • Administrative expenses (such as professional development courses, supplies that may support their research work, transcription fees, and more.
    Please contact CHIPTS to confirm list of approved expenses.

Awardee requirements:

  • The funds must be spent by January 31, 2022.
  • All spending is subject to federal restrictions.
  • A brief summary report will be requested within 60 days from funding end date.

Individuals who are interested in this scholarship or would like to nominate an early stage investigator, fellow, community researcher, or student who would benefit from this scholarship, please see below for more information about each scholarship. There is one award available for each scholarship.

Nomination deadline: Monday, October 25, 2021.

For more questions about the scholarship, contact Damilola Jolayemi at ojolayemi@mednet.ucla.edu.

This scholarship is supported by the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) NIMH grant P30MH058107.

The William E. Cunningham scholarship particularly focuses on research themes related to health disparities and inequities, social/structural determinants, and/or medical mistrust. Individuals who are interested in this scholarship or would like to nominate an early stage investigator, fellow, community researcher, or student who would benefit from this scholarship should fill out the nomination form here.

  • Award amount: $1500

The award will be provided to one recipient in the form of a check reimbursement for expenses (or funds transfer for UCLA affiliated recipients). Awards for this funding cycle must be spent by January 31, 2022.  All spending is subject to federal restrictions.
Awardees would be required to attend the virtual 2022 CHIPTS HIV Next Generation Conference on January 28, 2022 to be acknowledged. A brief summary report will be requested within 60 days from funding end date.

Deadline to nominate or self-nominate is October 25, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be notified by November 11, 2021.

The Mark A. Etzel Scholarship has a focus on research themes related to policy impact, structural factors or implementation science.

Individuals who are interested in this scholarship or would like to nominate an early stage investigator, fellow, community researcher, or student who would benefit from this scholarship should fill out the nomination form here.

  • Award amount: $1500

The award will be provided to one recipient in the form of a check reimbursement for expenses (or funds transfer for UCLA affiliated recipients). Awards for this funding cycle must be spent by January 31, 2022.  All spending is subject to federal restrictions.
Awardees would be required to attend the virtual 2022 CHIPTS HIV Next Generation Conference on January 28, 2022 to be acknowledged. A brief summary report will be requested within 60 days from funding end date.

 

Deadline to nominate or self-nominate is October 25, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be notified by November 11, 2021.

Sae Takada, MD, PhD, MHS, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She obtained her MHS in Global Health Policy and Planning at the University of Tokyo, and MDPhD in Health Policy at Harvard. She completed her Internal Medicine Primary Care residency and fellowship in the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCLA. Continue reading using link below.

William E. Cunningham Scholarship Awardee Spotlight: Sae Takada, MD, PhD, MHS – CHIPTS – Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (ucla.edu)

 

Joanna Barreras, PhD, MSW is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach and the Associate Director of Research and Evaluation at Bienestar Human Services, Inc. Her scholarly work focuses on addressing comorbidities and disparities linked to HIV among Latinx—as health inequities continue to affect Latinx communities. Continue reading using the link below.

Mark Etzel Scholarship Awardee Spotlight: Joanna Barreras, PhD, MSW – CHIPTS – Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (ucla.edu)