Program Overview

The goal of the Section on Early Career Physicians (SOECP) Health Equity Grant Program is to support our early career physicians, especially those who are underrepresented in medicine, as they conduct research, interventions, and education that address antiracism and health equity in communities and institutions. Creative ideas are welcome, and some project examples include:

  • Community approaches that target health disparities
  • Institutional approaches to improve diversity in medicine
  • Local gatherings that showcase careers in medicine for youth in underserved areas (similar to the Black Men in White Coats work)
  • District-wide educational forum on antiracism

2023 Recipients

Tolulope Adebanjo, MD, MPH, FAAP; Ginnely Carrasco, MSW; Jennifer Craiker & Renee Green, Ed.S, LCSW | Plug into Pediatrics, Medical Career Mentorship

Stephanie Fong Gomez, MD, MD, FAAP | Inaugural field trip for the Kaiser Permanente (KP) – Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) – Pipeline Partnership

Karina Almendarez, ASW; Emily Frank, MD, FAAP & Rosario Santillana, MD, FAAP | Circulo de Guerreras (Circle of Women Warriors)

Carly Gomes, MD, FAAP | An Elementary School-Based Program for Promoting Early Interest in Health Careers in Underserved Communities in NY State

Abimbola Dairo, MD, FAAP & Anuradha Gorukanti, MD, FAAP | Racial Justice Journal Club: Facilitating Critical Reflection about Racism

Cherece Grier, MD, FAAP | URiM Pediatric Health Equity and Advocacy Visiting Scholar Program

Landon Krantz, MD, FAAP | Mitigating Depression Risk in Low-Income Minority Adolescents with ADHD

Devlynne Ondusko, MD, FAAP |Language Cards to Improve Parental Involvement in the NICU for Families with Limited English Proficiency

Christina Randolph, DO, MPH | Exploring the Role of a School Book Club on Health Workforce Recruitment

Juliann Reardon, MD, MHS, FAAP | GRaCEful Patient Care Discussions: A mixed methods exploration of physicians’ willingness to explore patients’ Gender, Race, and Cultural/Class Experiences (GRaCE) in clinical care

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