August 5, 2021

ICRE Director Receives Pitt Seed Grant

ICRE Director Dr. Doris Rubio was recently announced as one of the recipients of a Seed Grant from the University of Pittsburgh for a proposal to promote a culture of inclusive excellence to support new faculty of color.

In July, Pitt announced the 20 projects that were selected for funding through the Pitt Seed Grants Programs. Pitt Seed Projects are well-defined actions that will play an instrumental role in transforming the University. Proposed projects can include a range of activities, from diversity and inclusion initiatives to community and industry partnership development—along with many other areas. The program, now in its fourth year, provides startup funding to transformative projects that support the goals of Pitt’s strategic plan.

This round of the program received more than 74 total applications, including 59 from faculty and 15 from staff. A proposal submitted by Dr. Rubio, who is also Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research Education and Training for the Schools of the Health Sciences, entitled "Creating a Culture of Inclusive Excellence to Promote Retention," was one of the 20 projects selected for funding. Dr. Rubio’s proposal focused on the development of a seminar series and Learning Communities for faculty of color with the goal of creating an inclusive culture here at Pitt.

To learn more about Dr. Rubio’s proposal and read about the other funded Seed Projects, visit https://www.pitt.edu/pittwire/features-articles/20-projects-receive-pitt-seed-funding.

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