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IDEAs Award

In recognition of the importance of diversity education at Tufts, Deans Joyce Sackey, MD, and Helen Boucher, MD, continue to promote and support the Innovations in Diversity Education Awards (IDEAS) program. Designed to support undergraduate and graduate medical education (UME and GME), Interprofessional (IPE) and public health education, this intramural grant program helps faculty members pursuing scholarly and innovative work in the areas of anti-racism, workforce diversity, health care inequities and/or promoting cultural awareness and humility among students, fellows, and trainees.

The specific objectives of this program are to stimulate faculty to:

  • Pursue scholarly and innovative approaches to equipping students and trainees with the knowledge, attitude and skills they need to provide care to and promote health among diverse populations and communities
  • Contribute to finding solutions to address challenges relating to workforce diversity and institutional racism
  • Help promote evidence-based approaches to addressing health care inequities

Proposals may focus on innovations in curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation; implementation of interventions aimed at addressing knowledge, attitude and skills in anti-racism, cross-cultural medicine; or enhancing workforce diversity and student development. While proposals may address issues at either undergraduate or graduate level of medical or biomedical education, priority will be given to those with the greatest potential both to meet the most pressing needs and to have the maximum impact on Tufts School of Medicine’s educational programs.