The Arthritis Foundation awarded the UW Rheumatology Fellowship Program with a supplementary grant of $10,000 to be dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. This supplement is attached to the previously awarded Arthritis Foundation Cultivating A New Generation of Rheumatologists Award of $150,000 to support a new rheumatology fellowship training slot at UW.
In addition to supporting ongoing DEI activities within the fellowship program, it was proposed that award funds would be used for the following:
- Funds will be used to match UW Visiting Scholars Program funding for travel, housing, and learning supplies
- Stipends and travel for URM rheumatology faculty candidate speakers at UW Department of Medicine and Division of Rheumatology Grand Rounds
- Stipends to support UW Medical students from the UW Indian Health Pathway and Latinx Health Pathway doing clinical/research rotations with UW Rheumatology
The Division of Rheumatology is thrilled to receive this funding to support these meaningful initiatives!