Assistant Professor of Medicine Utibe E. Essien has won a Harold Amos Faculty Development Award. The program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supports faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds in their research and efforts to become senior members of their academic institutions. As part of the program, physicians, dentists and nurses are connected with a senior mentor at an academic medical center to aid in their research.
Essien, whose research focuses on racial and ethnic health disparities and novel therapeutics, will receive $420,000 for his project titled, “A Multilevel Intervention to Reduce Anticoagulant Disparities in Atrial Fibrillation (MIRACLE-AF).”
Past Pitt recipients of the award include Tomeka Suber, Mehret Birru Talabi Esa Davis and Jacqueline Burgette.