Two Center for Global Health Faculty Win 2022 Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Award

The Center for Global Health congratulates Dr. Lindsey Reif, Instructor in Medicine, and Dr. Lily Yan, Instructor in Medicine and Fellow in General Internal Medicine, who have both been selected as 2022 recipients of the Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Award. The award is given to support excellence in research that will ultimately lead to improvements in the health of women and underrepresented minorities and reduce health disparities in healthcare systems and in clinical settings.

Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, launched the Diversity and Healthcare Disparities Research Awards program in 2017 as part of his goal to strengthen and widen diversity and inclusion efforts at Weill Cornell Medicine and in academic medicine generally.  Candidates include fellows, post-doctoral candidates and full-time faculty.

Awards of $50,000 each are distributed every year, and recipients present their research each spring during Weill Cornell Medicine’s Diversity Week.

Dr. Lindsey Reif’s research focuses on the prevention and treatment of HIV among adolescents and young adults in resource-limited settings, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti, while Dr. Lily Yan’s research focuses on cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment in Haiti.

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