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Diversity Fellowships to P&S Faculty

Three P&S faculty members and a faculty member from the College of Dental Medicine received this year’s Professional Schools Diversity Research Fellowships, part of a $2 million initiative by Columbia President Lee Bollinger to promote and develop careers of diverse junior faculty.

P&S faculty members who received fellowships are Kathleen Friel, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical neurobiology (in psychiatry); Grace Hyun, M.D., assistant professor of urology; and Rosemary V. Sampogna, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine-nephrology.

In the College of Dental Medicine, Ulrike Schultz-Spate, D.M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of dental medicine-periodontics, received a fellowship. The purpose of the awards is to increase faculty diversity at Columbia’s professional schools by supporting the career development of women and minority faculty in areas where members of these groups are underrepresented.