Dr. Jesus Jimenez Receives Diversity Scholars Program Award

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has awarded Jesus M. Jimenez, MD, PhD of the Cardiovascular Division the Faculty Diversity Scholars Program Award. Other School of Medicine faculty recipients included  Felicia I. Gomez, PhD, and Felipe Almeida de Pinho Ribeiro, MD. The mission of the DEI is to:

  • Provide leadership, expertise and advocacy on all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within Washington University School of Medicine.
  • Direct, lead and advance institutional efforts that create a welcoming, diverse and inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected.
  • Enhance and develop community partnerships designed to address health needs and promote health equity within the St. Louis community and beyond.

The purpose of the DEI Award is to provide incentives to departments and programs that hire and retain faculty from populations that historically, have been excluded from medicine and
biomedical science, and as a result are underrepresented in medicine (URiM)
and/or underrepresented in research (URiR).

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholar Fellowship Program is designed to recruit emerging scholars from a range of disciplines who are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Dr. Jimenez’s work is centered on understanding mechanisms of cardiac injury following cancer immunotherapy.

“As an early stage investigator, the support provided by the Diversity Scholars award will provide a jumpstart to my research program, allowing me to generate requisite preliminary to competitively apply for NIH R01 grant funding,” says Dr. Jimenez.