Musculoskeletal Systems Biology Lab Recognized by NIH for Excellence in Diversity Mentorship

The Musculoskeletal Systems Biology(MSB) lab was recently awarded over $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health(NIH) as part of NIH's efforts to recognize excellence in diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility mentorship.

This financial support "recognizes the crucial role great mentors play in the development of future leaders in the scientific research enterprise."

Dr. Kwon’s co-mentors on this award include: Dr. Tam'ra-Kay Francis, Dr. Arianna Gomez, Jyoti Rai, Joyce Tang, and Dr. Howard Chansky.

Ronald Kwon, PhD, Associate Professor and MSB lab director, says they intend to use this award to support a cohort of post-baccalaureate and undergraduate trainees to foster their career development, implement a mentoring network, and develop peer mentoring strategies. He envisions that this will serve as a model that will inform future development of culturally responsive training environments.

Congratulations to Dr. Kwon and his fellow co-mentors on this prestigious award.