Diamantidis receives NIH LRP

Thursday, August 12, 2021

GIM Associate Professor of Medicine, Dr. Clarissa Diamantidis, is a recipient of the National Institute of Health's (NIH) Loan Repayment Program (LRP). 

According to their website, the NIH LRPs are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers. This program counteracts that financial pressure by repaying up to $50,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. 

Dr. Diamantidis has a background of formal, rigorous training in epidemiology and several career successes, including a track record of scientific collaboration on studies evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of patient-centered interventions. Dr. Diamantidis’ research interests are founded in three areas related to improving health outcomes of individuals with chronic diseases:

  1. identifying determinants of racial disparities in health outcomes,
  2. development of patient safety phenotypes and educational curriculum in kidney diseases, and
  3. the use of innovative technologies to engage and educate high risk populations.