Washington Update

FASEB Announces 2023 CARES Recipients

By: France-Elvie Banda
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Recipients of FASEB CARES (Career Advancement and Research Excellence Support) were announced. CARES, which is a component of FASEB’s Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Program, launched earlier this year with an investment of $1.5 million over a three-year period. The program provides financial support to alleviate burdens associated with caregiving—enabling researchers at FASEB member societies to continue their scientific training, professional development, and career progression. It strives to build a scientific workforce that more fully reflects our increasingly diverse nation.  

The recipients, all individual members of FASEB societies, received $5,000: 

  • Olufunke O. Falayi, Doctoral Student, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    • Member: American Physiological Society 
  • Keisa W. Mathis, PhD, Associate Professor, University of North Texas Health Science Center
    • Member: American Physiological Society 
  • Iyanuoluwa Ogunmiluyi, Doctoral Student, Kent State University
    • Member: American Physiological Society, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 
  • Kavita Rawat, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College
    • Member: American Association of Immunologists 
  • Taylor Medwig-Kinney, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Member: Genetics Society of America, Society for Developmental Biology  
  • Yasmeen Solano, Doctoral Student, UCI Center for Translational Vision Research
    • Member: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Olamide Olayinka, Doctoral Student, University of Illinois Chicago
    • Member: Society for Developmental Biology

To review eligibility and application process for CARES, click here. Applications for the second 2023 CARES cycle will open September 18–October 27.