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Funding Opportunities

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities is providing two types of funding opportunities for the 2021-2022 year. Applications were accepted in August–September 2021. Awardees were announced in December 2021.

CBMH Pilot/Exploratory Grant

This award provides funding for pilot/exploratory projects that explore an important emerging or unanswered bioethics problem in clinical care, biomedical research, public health, or healthcare policy. The aim is to support preliminary work that will provide a foundation for obtaining funding to support larger research projects.

Pilot/Exploratory Grant Recipients (2021-2022)

  • The Impact of Neighborhood-Level Social Needs and the Build-Environment on Patient Disease Severity on Presentation to the PICU
    Paula Magee, MD, MPH (Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care)
    Mentor: Erin Paquette, MD, JD, MBe
  • Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Study
    Ashwin Sunderraj (Medical Student)
    Mentor: Erin Paquette, MD, JD, MBe
  • Ethics of Contributor Role Ontologies and Taxonomies-Pilot Phase
    Mohammad Hosseini, PhD (Postdoctoral Researcher, Preventive Medicine)
    Mentor: Kristi Holmes, PhD

Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Research Grant

Provided jointly with the Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM), this award funds research in bioethics and artificial intelligence (AI). This award provides funding for pilot/exploratory projects that explore bioethics problems associated with any type of AI in healthcare. Projects can address issues from conception, development, testing, and implementation of AI and can be normative or empirical work. The aim is to support preliminary work that will provide a foundation for obtaining funding to support larger research projects.

Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Research Grant Recipients (2021-2022)

  • Physician Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence and Result Management
    Jonathan Huang (Medical Student)
    Mentor: Mozziyar Etemadi, MD, PhD
  • Management of Facial Images as a Biometric in a Healthcare Setting
    Sara H. Katsanis, MS (Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics)

Past CBMH Grant Recipients

If you have any questions about these awards, please contact Bryan Morrison.