Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Mini-Grants

The HDFCCC Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) offers mini-grants to support career development activities for faculty, staff, and trainees across the UCSF cancer community.

Four award types are offered: (1) Administrative Support, (2) Community Building, (3) Conference Travel, and 4) Professional Development. View the full RFA for details.


2024 DEIA Mini-Grant Recipients

Administrative Support

  • Mia Salans, MD, MAS - clinical resident
  • Petria Thompson, MD, PhD - clinical resident
  • Jane (Jaeyun) Wang, MD - clinical resident 

Community Building

  • Jessica Chew, MD - faculty
  • Lindsay Williams - staff

Conference Travel

  • Paola Betancur, PhD - faculty
  • Catriona Black - staff
  • Shaterra Davis, RN - staff
  • Aaron Diaz, PhD - faculty
  • Samantha Fisch, MD - clinical resident
  • Mayra A. Gomez Padua, PhD, MA - staff
  • Austin Graham, PhD - postdoctoral fellow
  • Laura Huppert, MD - faculty
  • Mandeep Kaur - medical student
  • Donghwa Kim, PhD - postdoctoral fellow
  • Audrey Kishishita - graduate student
  • Caroline Thuy Le - staff
  • Hyunju Lee - staff
  • Tamandra Morgan, MD, ScM – clinical fellow
  • Ryan Nguyen - staff
  • Eva N. Pardo, MPH - staff
  • Alexander Qian, MD - clinical resident
  • Astrid Quirarte - staff
  • Kevin Reyes - medical student
  • Jacquie Tidball - staff
  • Leah Ung - staff
  • Karina Wong - staff

Professional Development

  • Lia Banie - staff
  • Vanessa Cavalcante, RN - staff
  • Clarissa - staff
  • Neslihan Kayraklioglu, MD, PhD - clinical fellow
  • Nihari Patel, MPH - staff
  • Amanda Sibley, MPH, PhD - staff

Previous Awardees

2023 DEIA Mini-Grant Recipients

Administrative Support

  • Lucy Young, PhD - staff 

Conference Travel

  • Samrawit Agezew - medical student
  • Kimberly Badal, PhD - postdoctoral fellow
  • Ashley Bolden - staff
  • Brittany Campbell - staff
  • Li Cao, PhD - postdoctoral fellow
  • Emma Greenstreet Akman - medical student
  • Rohini Jain, MD - clinical fellow
  • Katie Lichter, MPH, MD - clinical resident
  • Nathan Magalit - medical student
  • Kelsey Natsuhara, MD - clinical fellow
  • Ernesto Rojas - graduate student
  • Matthew Ryan - graduate student

Professional Development

  • Celene Balido - staff
  • Jiaying Chen, PhD - postdoctoral fellow
  • Ghmkin Hassan, PhD, MSc - postdoctoral fellow
  • Mieka Johnson - staff
  • Ramon Ortiz Catalan, PhD - postdoctoral fellow
  • Priya Parikh, MD - faculty
  • Rachel Sabol, MD - clinical resident
2022 DEIA Grant Recipients

Administrative Support

  • Jie Jane Chen, MD - clinical resident
  • Jennifer James, PhD, MS, MSW  - faculty
  • Bridget Keenan, MD, PhD - faculty
  • Katie Lichter, MPH, MD - clinical resident
  • Sean McClellan, MD - clinical fellow
  • Priya Parikh, MD - clinical fellow
  • Hilde Schjerven, PhD - faculty

Program Testimonial

“The funds from the DEIA Mini-Grant were crucial in making it possible for me to attend the conference by covering travel expenses, which would have been a barrier due to the high cost of international travel.”

Samrawit Agezew, a medical student and global cancer researcher, received a DEIA Mini-Grant to attend the 2023 African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) conference, held on Nov 2-6 in Senegal. Read more from previous grant recipients.