Junior Faculty Diversity Grant Awardees

May 10, 2016

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:

Last year, President Bollinger and I announced a new commitment of $33 million to reinforce and expand the University’s faculty diversity efforts. The Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University is a key component of Columbia’s ongoing commitment. I am delighted to write today to announce the funded projects from the Spring 2016 cycle. All applications were reviewed by a committee of faculty from both the Morningside and Medical Center campuses.   

This most recent round of funding follows six prior rounds of support from this program. All told, the program has supported seventy five projects across the university. You can also access information on the program and the previous rounds of funded projects.

Please join Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, Dennis A. Mitchell, and me in congratulating the recipients of these grants.

John H. Coatsworth

Spring 2016 Awardees

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Cultural Adaptation of an Online Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Insomnia for Hispanic Primary Care Patients 


Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology (in the Institute for Cancer Genetics), College of Physicians and Surgeons

Targeting Systemic Mediators in Cancer 

Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School

The Effect of Feedback on Employee Motivation: Evidence from Online Labor Marketplaces

Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

History of Health Activism in the United States (1960-1980) 

Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate Development, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Fundamental Principles for Socially Equitable Real Estate Development Decision 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Visual Arts, School of the Arts

Searching for Here

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Understanding the Interaction between HIV and Health Outcomes in a New York City Vulnerable Population of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, 50 and Over 

Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine), College of Physicians and Surgeons

Sex Differences and the Role of Novel Calcium Kinase Signaling 

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Immune Editing of Glioblastoma Genome During Tumor Progression