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Health Sciences Recipients of the Fall 2021 Provost's Investment Fund Award

Proposals from the University of Arizona Health Sciencs, College of Medicine – Tucson and the College of Pharmacy are among the recipients of the Fall 2021 Provost's Investment Fund (PIF). The focus in this competitive round was on: 

  • Increasing students' success, including graduation and retention rates, especially for groups underrepresented within the relevant disciplines
  • Promoting growth and opportunities to generate new revenue for the institution
  • Expanding student experiential learning
  • Enhancing research capacity
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion

The Provost's Office received 75 proposals during this competitive round and proposals were evaluated by three advisory committees consisting of diverse students, faculty and staff.

Below is a list of UArizona Health Sciences recipients of the Fall 2021 PIF Award.

​Unit Name: College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Medicine

Proposal Title: Integrative Hematology Oncology Training Program

Applicant/PI/Team Leader: Krisstina Gowin

Amount: $156,000


​Unit Name: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Proposal Title: Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP): A Scalable, Cost-Effective, Equitable Approach to Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry

Applicant/PI/Team Leader: Kasi Kiehlbaugh

Team Member/Co-PI: Win Burleson, Kevin Bonine & Matt Peters

Amount: $138,000


​Unit Name: College of Pharmacy

Proposal Title: Phoenix Biomedical Campus-Non-Sterile and Sterile Compounding Instruction

Applicant/PI/Team Leader: Nancy Alvarez

Team Member/Co-PI: Rick Schnellmann

Amount: $200,000


Additional funding was provided from the Federal CARES Act allocation set aside for Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), for the proposal below.

​Unit Name: College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Family Community Medicine

Proposal Title: Family Medicine CARES (Community Access, Referral, Education and Services) for Health Project

Applicant/PI/Team Leader: Ronald Sorensen

Team Member/Co-PI: Alicia Dinsmore & Viridiana Johnson

Amount: $181,749


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