The Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program was created to increase diversity in clinical trials and transform the clinical research landscape. The initiative is comprised of the Robert A. Winn Career Development Award (Winn CDA) for early-stage investigator physicians and the Robert A. Winn Clinical Investigator Pathway Program (Winn CIPP) for medical students.
The goal of the Robert A. Winn Career Development Award (Winn CDA) is to increase the diversity of patients enrolled in clinical trials, and ultimately to enhance the development of therapeutics for all populations. The program collaborates with communities to facilitate an approach to clinical and translational research that is community-informed, designed, and conducted. It provides emerging investigators the sponsorship, support, and tools they need to conduct clinical trials that will yield new treatments effective in all populations.
For Medical Students
The goal of the Robert A. Winn Clinical Investigator Pathway Program (Winn CIPP) is to build a pathway of community-oriented clinical trialists of diverse backgrounds who are committed to increasing inclusion, equity, and diversity in the conduct of clinical and translational research. The program provides medical students a 6-week summer service-learning externship in community-based clinical research sites where they benefit from exposures to clinical research, community engagement experiences, and leadership development.