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Katrina Serrano, Ph.D.

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Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity; Minority Organ and Tissue Donation Program; Partnerships with Professional Societies to Promote Diversity; Travel Awards (NMA & NHMA)

Responsibilities & Activities

As a program director in the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, I oversee a portfolio of grants related to promoting diversity in health-related research, promoting organ and tissue donation among diverse populations, and partnering with professional societies to enhance scientific workforce diversity. I also oversee a training/travel awards program for early career investigators who are underrepresented in biomedical research and academic medicine.

Committees & Working Groups

  • NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee, NIDDK Secondary Representative
  • NIDDK Women’s Health Working Group, Co-chair
  • NIH Coordinating Committee on Research on Women’s Health, NIDDK Secondary Representative
  • NIH Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program, Working Group Member