RISE - Dr. Meghan Lane-Fall Receives NICHD Grant

January 19, 2024

Dr. Meghan Lane-Fall (RISE Cohort 5) received a grant from NICHD. Achieving Maternal Equity and Transforming Health through Implementation Science and Training (AMETHIST@Penn) 


RISE - Dr. Maria E. Garcia Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant

January 19, 2024

Dr. Maria E. Garcia (RISE Cohort 6) received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant:

Grant Title: Integrating community-based depression care to improve depression treatment for primary care patients with language barriers

Amount Awarded: $420,000

Awarded on: 6/27/2023

Timeframe: 6/30/23-6/29/27

Grant #: 80734 (see award details at: Seeking Out Previously Awarded Grants (

RISE - Dr. Jorge Rodriguez Receives Administrative Supplement From NIMHD

January 19, 2024

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez (RISE Cohort 8) received an administrative supplement from NIMHD titled Evaluating the Use and Impact of Telemedicine Among Latina Women of Reproductive Age with Type II Diabetes .   See award details at RePORT ⟩ RePORTER (

RISE - Dr. Charles Jonassaint Receives an Exploratory/Developmental Phased Award Cooperative Agreement from NHLBI

January 19, 2024

Dr. Charles Jonassaint (RISE Cohort 4) received an Exploratory/Developmental Phased Award Cooperative Agreement from NHLBI titled “Peer suppoRt for adolescents and Emerging adults with Sickle cell pain: promoting ENgagement in Cognitive behavioral thErapy.  See award details at RePORT ⟩ RePORTER (

RISE - Dr. Jennifer Sanchez-Flack Received K01 award from NCI

January 19, 2024

Dr. Jennifer Sanchez-Flack (RISE Cohort 10) recently received K01 award from NCI titled “A digital intervention to promote healthy grocery purchases among Latino and African American parents with young children to reduce cancer disparities”.  See award details at RePORT ⟩ RePORTER (

CVD - Dr. Dani Arigo received a 2023 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

January 19, 2024

Dr. Dani Arigo, CVD Cohort 4, received a 2023 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. This is an R01-equivalent grant that is part of the High-Risk, High-Reward program and supports the pursuit of innovative solutions to large-scale problems. Below are links to information about the mechanism, the awardees, and more of Dr. Arigo's work: 

- NIH press release:

- NIH 2023 awardees webpage: (I cite PRIDE in my bio)

- Rowan Today story:

- NIH Reporter abstract:

OHD - Dr. Shanada Monestime Awarded a Bloomberg Fellow Scholarship

January 19, 2024

Dr. Shanada Monestime, OHD Cohort 7, has been awarded a Bloomberg Fellow Scholarship from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For more information about the announcement, please see

CVD- CGE - Dr. Benard Ogola Published in Microbiota and Host

January 19, 2024

Dr. Benard Ogola, CVD-CGE Cohort 10, was recently published in Microbiota and Host. 

Sex hormones, sex chromosomes, and microbiota: identification of Akkermansia muciniphilia as an estrogen-responsive bacterium

PDF of Article 


OHD - Dr. Nicole Powe Receives CDC Grant

January 19, 2024

Dr. Nicole Powe, OHD Cohort 7, is Principal Investigator of five-year grant to Youngstown State University as part of the CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. For more information, please see

OHD - Dr. Carlota Dao Featured in the Boston Globe

January 19, 2024

Dr. Carlota Dao, OHD Cohort 10, has produced research that was recently featured in the Boston Globe.  This story at describes her study investigating gut health among Hispanic populations in the United States