Johnson receives NIH/NCI R13 Award

Theodore S. Johnson, MD, PhD, received an $8.2K NIH/NCI R13 award for “Career Development and Increasing Diversity in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.”

Project Description: Ethnic minorities, women, and other diversity groups are under-represented in leadership positions for medical specialties and pediatric subspecialties, including Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Working together, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) leadership and general membership are using a variety of approaches to advance diversity issues within ASPHO. This award provides funding for a diversity-oriented workshop during the 2015 ASPHO annual meeting to develop strategies for increasing workforce diversity in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and to address the barriers to entry and advancement for trainees and professionals with diverse backgrounds so that they can become successful leaders. Previously, Dr. Johnson was awarded a separate R13 to fund a similar workshop at the 2014 ASPHO annual meeting.

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