FASEB Announces Inaugural CARES Award RecipientsThursday, November 3, 2022
FASEB is honored to recognize November as National Family Caregivers Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of caregivers.
In observance of this special month for caregivers, FASEB today announced the recipients of its inaugural CARES (Career Advancement and Research Excellence Support) Awards. The award helps alleviate financial burdens associated with caregiving, allowing the awardees to pursue professional development opportunities.
The CARES Award is a component of FASEB’s Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Program, which FASEB launched earlier this year with an investment of $1.5 million over a three-year period. The program strives to build a scientific workforce that more fully reflects our increasingly diverse nation.
“Providing care for loved ones can be fulfilling. It can also cause financial strain and hinder professionals’ career development, though. The CARES Awards are an investment in our future scientific workforce. We congratulate our awardees and wish them much success in continuing their scientific training, professional development, and career progression,” says Kevin C. Kregel, PhD, Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Iowa and FASEB President.
The awardees, all individual members of FASEB societies, are
- Tooyib Akintayo Azeez, Doctoral Candidate, Florida State University; Member: American Physiological Society
- Adriana Alexander, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Member: Society for Developmental Biology and Society for the Study of Reproduction
- Moyosore (Mo) Awobajo, MD, PGY-3 Pathology Resident, University of Texas HSC at San Antonio; Member: Association for Molecular Pathology
- Fasilat Hassan, PhD, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Member: American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and American Physiological Society
- Despina Sitara, PhD, Associate Professor, New York University College of Dentistry and New York University School of Medicine; Member: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, American Society for Nutrition, and Endocrine Society
Each recipient received a $5,000 award.
To review eligibility and application process for the awards, click here. Applications for the 2023 award cycle will be available on the FASEB website next spring.