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DEIA Competition Announces Awardees

The Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) recently announced the 10 awardees of the NIH Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Prize Competition. 

Each of the following institutions will receive a $100,000 prize for demonstrating exceptional dedication and innovation in fostering DEIA within research environments. NIH awarded three prizes to limited-resource institutions (LRIs*).

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California State University, San Marcos* 
Duke University
Rochester Institute of Technology* 
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Francisco
University of Florida
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras*
Vanderbilt University

Prize recipients designed a broad range of innovative DEIA policies and evidence-informed programs, tools and activities that promote equity and eliminate structural barriers to success among students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty in the research enterprise.

COSWD administers the competition, which is cosponsored by UNITE and 24 institutes and centers. The COSWD team will host a virtual symposium this summer for representatives from the prize-winning institutions to share their DEIA interventions that resulted in sustained, measurable change. 

Watch for information about the symposium in the coming months and visit the competition website to learn more about the prize recipients.

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