Opportunities for Diversity in Research

NIH Awards Eligible for Diversity Supplement Applications

Research Diversity Supplements are administrative supplements sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) intended to improve the research workforce's diversity by recruiting and supporting post-baccalaureate predoctoral students, post-doctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that are underrepresented in health-related research.  Learn More about NIH Research Diversity Supplements >  

The NIH awards listed below may have opportunities to support diversity supplements.  Please contact the Principal Investigator directly to discuss the current opportunities. 

Principal Investigator:  Steven Day 
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

A significant problem when treating life-threatening lung problems in newborns and infants is the large size of lung function replacement devices (known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenators). This project aims to miniaturize the size of such devices to a scale more appropriate for newborns, accomplished through the use of highly permeable silicon nanomembranes that will replace the less permeable polymer membranes typically used in currently approved devices. This project focuses on designing and testing the blood delivery method so that gas exchange may occur more efficiently, thereby reducing problems associated with the larger blood volumes of current devices, namely, bleeding- and clotting-related risks. 
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Linwei Wang, Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health |National Insitute of Nursing Research 

In-home monitoring technologies have the potential to transform the healthcare system by enabling the transition from reactive care to proactive and preventive care. This study will leverage a highly innovative technology for cardiovascular in-home daily monitoring; the fully integrated toilet seat (FIT). A multidisciplinary research team, comprised of engineers, physicians, advanced practice providers, data scientists, biostatisticians, designers, and software developers, will advance an automated system that provides health care providers with early warning of patient deterioration through an in-home clinical trial of heart failure patients.
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Linwei Wang, Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Project Narrative: Catheter ablation treats ventricular arrhythmia by destroying the tissue responsible for the arrhythmia. Effective ablation requires imaging guidance to visualize the arrhythmia circuit in relation to the surrounding scar tissue in 3D, which is currently not possible. This research will develop a novel technique for pre-ablation and post-ablation imaging of the arrhythmia circuit integrated with the 3D scar tissue to improve the identification of ablation targets and assessment of ablation outcome.
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